It's an unfortunate sign of the times that, in the world of showbiz, sports and politics, you possibly can't be said to have really made it until your name joins the growing list of death hoaxes.
The era of social networking, especially the use of Twitter,
enables death rumors to sweep around the world in no time at
all. The stories become "fact" long before they turn out to be
Beneath the needless concern and grief these stories can
cause, both for their alleged victims and for fans and others
who read them, lie some sinister explanations of why these
death hoaxes appear.
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