I'll keep this short and sweet.
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.)