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Santa Actor Who Claimed A Terminally Ill Child Died In His Arms May Have Made Up The Entire Story! Get The Shocking Update!

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It's looking like a certain Santa actor might be on the naughty list after all…

Last week, a Tennessee newspaper reported a heart-wrenching story about a boy who died on Santa's lap — complete with his final, tear-jerking words.

But it seems as though the entire depressing Christmas tale may have been fiction, as the publican said it can no longer vouch for the story's credibility!

On Wednesday, the News Sentinel said it cannot verify the account by Eric Schmitt-Matzen, a Campbell County Santa Claus actor who said a terminally ill child died in his arms.

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The story quickly went viral, with many news outlets interviewing the 60-year-old mechanical engineer, who regularly drops by a local hospital during the holidays to play Santa Claus.

Schmitt-Matzen spoke in depth about his encounter with the unnamed 5-year-old boy, telling press he arrived at the unidentified hospital and met the boy's mother and family members — who also remain identified — after a nurse called him with a special request to see the dying boy.

However, the Sentinel said on Wednesday it could not

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