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Eddie Murphy Isn't Dead

By February 3, 2012

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Despite the fact that "RIP Eddie Murphy" is trending on Twitter, and Facebook jabberers are busily sharing the "news" that the comic actor died in a snowboard accident in Switzerland, Eddie Murphy is just fine.

The false report originated — as most premature death notices do these days — on the prank website Global Associated News. Murphy is only the latest of literally dozens of celebrity victims of similar hoaxes perpetrated via the site.

Will people never learn? (I think we all know the disheartening answer to that question. Forget I asked.)

In the News:
Eddie Murphy: Not Dead, Not in Switzerland (E! Online)
Eddie Murphy: I Ain't Dead... Yet (TMZ.com)

More undead celebrities:
Jon Bon Jovi
Tiger Woods
David Beckham
Charlie Sheen
George Clooney
Jackie Chan
Adam Sandler

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