Subway's Jared: Alive, Thank You

Now-svelte sandwich pitchman is the victim of an Internet hoax
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 27, 2008 9:24 AM CDT
Jared Fogle (middle), is famous for losing 245 pounds by eating Subway sandwiches and walking every day.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Reports of the demise of Subway pitchman Jared are greatly exaggerated, a company rep said yesterday in response to an Internet hoax spread via Twitter posts. "Jared sounded very much alive when I talked to him today," a spokesman told Radar. The fast-spreading rumor claimed Fogle, 30, died after gastric bypass surgery and directed the worried masses to a fake mourners' site.