Fact Check: US President Joe Biden Did NOT Die

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  • by: Jamal Halaby
Fact Check: US President Joe Biden Did NOT Die Still Alive

Did U.S. President Joe Biden die of a heart attack on July 1, 2023, and was his death kept under tight secrecy? No, that's not true. Biden has made several public appearances since that date, including one on the White House's South Lawn, where he and first lady Jill Biden addressed military families, veterans and caregivers on July 4, 2023, according to the text of the remarks carried on the White House website.

The claim originated in a video no longer on TikTok (archived here) that was posted on July 5, 2023, under the title "News on Biden's death#."

A headline in the silent, 10-second Arabic video read:

... Biden died of a heart attack on Saturday as [Vice President] Kamala Harris undertook his responsibilities, while the media was instructed to remain silent.

This is what the post looked like on TikTok at the time of writing:

President Joe Biden died.jpg

(Source: TikTok screenshot taken on Thu Jul 6 10:06:36 2023 UTC)

However, Shutterstock published several images of the president at the Independence Day gathering and also in talks with the Swedish prime minister at the White House on July 5, 2023.

MSNBC also broadcast the president's comments, taken from YouTube, as Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson sat next to him on July 5, 2023. The video showed Biden reiterating U.S. support for Sweden's NATO membership.

Factbase reported the president was due to sign a proclamation to establish the Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley National Monument and speak about expanding access to mental health care on July 25, 2023.

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  Jamal Halaby

Jamal Halaby is a fact-checker, who has been working with Lead Stories for nearly two years, helping bring the truth and factual information to the organization's global audience. With extensive background in investigative journalism and content writing and editing in Arabic and English, Jamal uses that experience to expose a burgeoning market of misinformation and disinformation. Previously, he worked as a writer for the Associated Press and several other reputable international news organizations. He has a passion for empirical analysis and discerning the veracity of the news.

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