Aug 17, 2012 12:07 PM EDT
Michael J. Fox was trending across the Internet on Friday with the words "Michael J. Fox Obituary" being a top trend phrase across Internet searches.
It is unsure why the word obituary is being searched and no immediate news has been run on major networks on the topic.
Fox however is due to return to TV in an original comedy series based on his life, which includes his battle with Parkinson's disease.
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Fox has conducted guest appearances on hit shows over recent years, but this time he will be the star of his own life and series.
News of Fox's new show has generated buzz among major networks eager to bring the star to their channels. Fox's career started with his portrayal of Alex P. Keaton on "Family Ties." He later appeared on "Spin City," and the series did well but was not overly successful with ratings.
In 1991, Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, a debilitating disease that targets the nervous system and can affect motor skills, cognitive and behavioral skills and can possibly cause dementia.
Fox has since started the Michael J. Fox Foundation, which focuses on research to find a cure for Parkinson's. So far, over $297 million has been raised for research, and 51 clinical trials have been supported by the foundation.
Fox is also the author of three books, "Lucky Man: A Memoir"; "Always Looking UP: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist"; and "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future: Twists and Turns and Lessons Learned."
He has been married to actress Tracy Pollan since 1988, after meeting on the set of "Family Ties." The couple has four children: Sam Michael, Aquinnah Kathleen and Schuyler Frances, and Esme Annabelle.
His upcoming series is scheduled to debut sometime in 2013.
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