10 Celebrity Death Hoaxes

July 12th, 2012 2:00pm EDT

Eddie Murphy death hoax Eddie Murphy has joined the death hoax club. Online rumors swirled on Wednesday that the actor tragically died in a snowboarding accident in Switzerland.

The manner of his death should have indicated it was a hoax. Other stars who have "died" in snowboarding incidents include Keanu Reeves, Adam Sandler and Jim Carrey.

Jeff Goldblum and Tom Hanks both met their maker after allegedly falling from cliffs in New Zealand. In April, Ryan Gosling reportedly died while filming in Austria and falling from a cliff.

Let's face it - tons of celebrities have been victims of death hoaxes, particularly in the last few years with the proliferation of twitter. Anyone can start a rumor, and it can go viral very quickly.
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In January, Kim Kardashian tweeted her condolences over Cher's reported death.

Jackie Chan allegedly died in a car accident last summer.

Jon Bon Jovi was reportedly found in a coma in Asbury Park in December. An irritated musician admitted to starting the hoax.

Pop star Justin Bieber has been the victim of many death hoaxes.

This past spring Reba McEntire reportedly fell from a mountain to her death in a remote part of Austria. Her nephew was devastated by the news.

The twitterverse was aflutter in February after Chris Brown's "death."

In April reports surfaced that Usher died in a car carsh.

Mariah Carey reportedly died in her home in June.

In March, "Grey's Anatomy" star Patrick Dempsey allegedly died in a car carsh. One of his hobbies is race car driving, after all.

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