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Betty White Dead? Golden Girl The Latest Death Hoax Victim

By Dorothy Frazier

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Reports surfaced on Wednesday that famed actress Betty White died at the age of 92. Luckily, the rumors were false, yet again…the Golden Girl is very much alive!

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The news first broke by way of a  satirical article on Empire News which read:

“Actress Betty White, 92, Dyes Peacefully In Her Los Angeles Home.”

Yep, talk about a play on words… how rude!

Long story short: Readers got confused by the fake news and even more so by the wordplay in the headline, and suddenly her name was trending nationally and mournfully on Twitter.

White’s agent Jeff Witjas, quickly assured fans the diva was alive and well.

“She is on the set shooting ‘Hot in Cleveland’ right now,” he said.

 

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Ex-Net Quinton Ross says it was a ‘tough day’ after report said he died

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Ex-Net Quinton Ross says it was a ‘tough day’ after report said he died (via NJ.com)

Quinton Ross spoke out after what he said was a rough Monday for the former Nets guard-forward. A New York Post report initially said Ross had died and was buried in a shallow grave at Far Rockaway beach before it was quickly corrected (it was a different…

 

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Wayne Knight tweets ‘glad to be breathing’ after death hoax

Patricia Arquette and Wayne Knight (right) on the floor of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 5, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Knight tweeted Sunday that he's alive after several reports surfaced that he died Saturday night. -- Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Celebrity Death Hoax: It’s Still ‘Helloooo Newman’ (Not Goodbye) (via Cartersville Patch)

Actor who played Jerry Seinfeld’s nemesis is still kicking. Reports of the death of Wayne Knight, who played Jerry Seinfeld’s rotund nemesis and chronically disgruntled mailman, were apparently greatly exaggerated. Or, more accurately, made up. News…

 

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Lil’ Wayne NOT Dead. Again. Thanks, Internet (DETAILS)

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Lil’ Wayne Is Dead. Again. Thanks, Internet (DETAILS) (via www.oneworldmagazine.com)

The latest report of Lil Wayne’s death comes from Facebook where a video circulating reads “RIP Rapper Lil Wayne Found Dead.” Users are then prompted to share the video on Facebook before they can view it. Um. No. Back in the day this has been…

 

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Celine Dion blasts death hoaxers

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Celine Dion is lashing out at repeated rumors she has died.

The singer has blasted those behind death hoaxes throughout her career and insisted the cruel online pranks are the reason she doesn’t want to be involved in show business.

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She told Digital Spy: ”Many years ago I [apparently] killed myself in my own garage. Don’t ask me why I don’t want to be a part of the showbiz industry!”

The 45-year-old star admitted she hates reading the rumors because of the effect it has on her family, including her mother.

RELATED NEWS: Just another death hoax: Alfonso Ribeiro

She said: ”Sometimes it’s freaky because I have to call my family about it.

”I was celebrating the birthday of my twins in Montreal and I was getting these phone calls saying there was stuff on Facebook that I was dead.

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”The thing that worries me is my mum. It makes me a little mad – she’s 86 years old and if I’m not on the phone telling her I’m OK four seconds after it’s on the news … It doesn’t matter what they say, it’s the impact it has on your family.”

Shaggy NOT dead – another Death Hoax

Published by EOTM News Editor on January 24th, 2013 - in Breaking News, Celebrity death hoax, Music News

Jamaican-American Grammy Award-winning pop singer and rapper Shaggy, most famous for the hit single “Wasn’t Me,”  is not dead and will not be singing the famous track in heaven, we are happy to report. The singer has been on the receiving end of another celebrity death hoax – very sad. Online reports said the singer was stabbed during a bar fight which then led for his Wikipedia page to be updated with the false info — it has since been changed.

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According to TMZ Shaggy is very much alive. “[Shaggy] is like a cat with 9 lives … but I can happily report that he’s alive and kicking and in the same building as me right now as we speak,” his rep reported.

Just another death hoax: Alfonso Ribeiro

Alfonso Ribeiro is not dead and doing the happy ‘Carlton dance,’ in heaven, we are happy to report.
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The actor tweeted ” I guess FB has a page saying I died. I wonder what people are going to say at my funeral.”

The actor, best known as Will Smith’s dorky cousin on the ’90s sitcom, is alive and well despite being the latest victim of an celebrity death hoax.

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Much like Morgan Freeman before him, a Facebook page expressing sadness over the actor’s death went viral.

 

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Morgan Freeman not dead, Rep confirms

Contrary to false reports online stating his death, Morgan Freeman is very much alive and well.

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A representative told E! Online in a statement, “Morgan is alive and well, and joins the long list of actors who have been victimized by this hoax.” Upon closer look, the “about” section of the Facebook page also said, “He’s still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet.” The 75-year-old actor is no stranger to death rumors.

Another death rumor debunked, geesh can we all just get along!

The rumors were triggered by MediaFetcher.com.

Sites such as these have killed other notable stars such as The Game, Justin Bieber, Jon Bon Jovi, Charlie Sheen,  Eddie Murphy, Bill Cosby, Adam Sandler and more.

Click here to view the string of celebrity death hoaxes from the past couple months.

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Bill Cosby on death hoax: “I don’t want to do this anymore, because this is my 4th time being reported dead”

Updated: 9/2/2012

50 Cent Dead? Latest Celebrity Death Hoax Follows Eddie Murphy, Bill Cosby

Updated: 8/31/2012

Eddie Murphy Dead? No, The Actor Is The Latest Celebrity Victim Of A Death Hoax

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Funny man Bill Cosby ,73,is alive and well despite all the humbug on him being dead…yet again on yesterday. Yes,the veteran comedian is the latest victim of a not so elaborate, celebrity death hoax that has set the internet ablaze.

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The funnyman became quite the trending topic when a “R.I.P Bill Cosby” page popped up on Facebook.

And Cosby has not been the only celebrity this week being killed off. There has been an onslaught of death hoaxes, most recently, Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Taylor Swift  & Eddie Murphy.

Cosby is no stranger to death hoaxes. In 2010, the comedian was killed off any number of times, until in his exasperation, he told CNN news that “I don’t want to do this anymore, because this is my fourth time being reported [dead]“.

The comedian went on to say, “I don’t know. Maybe a psychiatrist will say I’m feeding [the rumor starter's] ego, but I just want to say to friends of that person: Just tell him to stop, because it isn’t funny,”

The response came after the comedian heard of a dear friend, left in tears, for fear the rumor was actually a fact.

Is It Time For the death Hoaxes to Stop? I don’t know about you, but in my humble opinion, YES it is! Before long, few of us will know what to believe as true or just a myth. It seems that many amongst the social network are also getting fed up with this ridiculous form of amusement by unknown hoaxers on Twitter and Facebook.

Below are some of the most popular tweets:

Bill Cosby has died….only on twitter…not in real life. Quit starting stupid twitter death hoaxes.” says annoyed @breakingnews

 “Bill Cosby is alive. Stop with the death hoaxing. It’s not even funny.” adds @kevincjohnson

While @Bonitaappl3bomb says “Where is the chill button? I don’t think Bill Cosby really died smh people are way too bored”

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