publication date: Monday, August 6, 2018 (part of Summer 2018)

category: Controversy

clue: His fake news may have helped cause the biggest news event of 2016. The following year, he lost his life to a health epidemic that you might have heard about in the real news.

explanation: Horner was a satirical writer whose humorous articles were passed around as fact during the 2016 election, and he was sometimes credited with helping Donald Trump get elected president. He died of an opioid overdose in 2017. more…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, and Matthew Preston


Similar Goos

Michael Cohen

This leaky lawyer's presidential protection is formally finished. Go »

Yanela Sanchez

This crying Honduran toddler became the poster child for suffering at the United States border. Go »

Slobodan MiloŇ°ević

Slobodan didn't get to be President by hating Albanians... Wait, yes he did. Go »

Reginald VelJohnson

He's best known for playing two cops: One in Chicago raising a large family with a loud nerdy neighbor, and another in Los Angeles helping a fellow cop battle terrorists at a high-rise office. Go »

Jim Broadbent

Merlin's Beard! Don't get yourself greatly misshapen trying to guess this one. If you can can can, you may be wise enough to be sent to the Citadel! Go »

Andy Samberg

His best-known roles include a detective in Brooklyn, a hotel guest in Transylvania, an a not-ready-for-primetime-player on a lonely island. Go »

A New Era

Major improvements to Celebrity Goo Game make it easier to win than ever.