On Monday, Aug. 11, the world was dealt a huge blow when news broke that actor Robin Williams had died from an apparent suicide. According to reports, police discovered the 63-year-old actor's body at his California home after receiving a 911 call from the residence.
An autopsy is expected to be performed but police believe Williams died from suicide by asphyxia. According to a new report by Media Take Out, a fan might have predicated Williams' death before it actually happened.
A user, who goes by the screen name DigInTheCrates, created a thread on IGN.com's message board eerily titled "Are people bracing themselves for the fact that Robin Williams will die soon?"
The thread was started on Friday, Aug. 8. DigInTheCrates wrote "guys... Robin Williams. Jumanji, Hook, Good Will Hunting, Aladdin, Death to Smoochy, One Hour Photo, Jack... If you haven't seen even one of those movies, wtf are you doing with your life? Robin Williams is a great American, one of the greatest comedians/actors of the 20th and 21st century. The Vesti should have one Robin Williams appreciation thread."
A couple posts later the same user posted comments continuing to praise Williams for his work and bashed users who didn't agree.
"... It's impossible to not like Robin Williams. You don't have to love him, like I do, but to not like him at all? You trolling mister," DigInTheCrates wrote.
When asked why he created the thread, the user explained: "He's old and his health is poor which is why I made this thread."
By Friday evening people had stopped posting on the thread but activity picked back up on Monday, shortly after news broke that the "Mrs. Doubtfire" actor had died. Some users wrote that it was a creepy coincidence while others accused DigInTheCrates of killing the actor.
"I didn't kill him, I warned everyone that he would die soon... difference. This was supposed to be a reverential thread celebrating Robin Williams' life and career," the user explained.
"His talent and me being a fan, and his obvious health problems recently... didn't make predicting his death all that difficult. Didn't expect it to happen in 3 days though," DigInTheCrates added.
This isn't the first time a celebrity's death was predicted online days before it actually happened. Back in March, a troubling blind item was posted to the site Crazy Days and Nights that claimed Mick Jagger's girlfriend, L'Wren Scott, was not doing well.
"She is not dead, or at least don't think she is dead. I think people would say something if she died although she has disappeared from the face of the earth and no one is saying much of anything right now," the blind item read.
Less than a week after it was posted, the fashion designer committed suicide.