Is Noah Schnapp Dead? Watch ‘Stranger Things’ Star Noah Schnapp At College Party


Earlier, Noah Schnapp becomes a subject of death hoax. A Facebook page allegedly claimed that the 15-year-old, who plays Will Byers on the hit Netflix show, passed away on May 12, but it’s time someone sets the record straight.

Noah is, thankfully, alive and well despite a since-deleted social media announcement stating he had died amid the global health crisis. The fact that the SAG Award winner hasn’t posted to his Instagram or Twitter accounts since May 2 added to the confusion surrounding the phony story.

It’s somewhat ironic that Noah became the victim of a death hoax given that a fake corpse resembling The Peanuts Movie alum actually exists thanks to Season 1 of Stranger Things. Viewers might recall that his character’s body was found in a quarry after he mysteriously vanished, but it turned out to be a dummy.

In a 2017 interview, Noah explained what it was like to see a dead version of himself. “I went to New York City and they did this molding of my face for it,” he shared at Comic-Con.

“It was like an hour and they put this clay stuff or something on my face. I was like, ‘Wow, this is so magical and scary.’ It was weird,” he admitted. “It looks really ugly and bad. I don’t know if that’s offending myself, but it’s just bad, it’s scary.” Noah’s co-star, Millie Bobby Brown, hilariously revealed that the cast had fun punching the corpse.

The series’ co-creators, twins Matt and Ross Duffer, noted that an artist named Justin Raleigh created the life-like mannequin and did such an amazing job that “the Boston Children’s Hospital now has him build ‘simulation’ bodies to train their surgeons!”

Watch ‘Stranger Things’ Star Noah Schnapp At College Party