This article is inaccurate. No creditable source is noted, as there is no creditable source stating that he is. The article goes through Washington's career and Washington is still active in Hollywood as his last film was in 2023 and his upcoming film is in late 2024. This narrative seems to have originated from rumors that emerged around December 2019. While there have been scattered articles and YouTube videos discussing the theory over the past few years, it appears that the foundation of this story dates back to that time. Despite its age, the speculation has persisted. Multiple fact-checking websites, including Snopes, have examined the claims associated with this story.