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Eddie Murphy is Also NOT Dead

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By Michael Lewittes

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Eddie Murphy is the latest victim of a sick, FAKE death hoax.

According to yet another gross prank from Global Associated News, “Actor Eddie Murphy is reported to have died shortly after a snowboard accident earlier today -December 29, 2010.”

Murphy is NOT dead.

The FAKE report claimed that while at a ski resort in Zermatt, Switzerland, “Murphy lost control of his snowboard and struck a tree at a high rate of speed… Murphy was air lifted by ski patrol teams to a local hospital, however, it is believed that the actor died instantly from the impact of the crash.”

So, does this rumor sound familiar?

It should.

Much like yesterday’s rumor about Adam Sandler having died – and the same disgusting rumor three days ago about Charlie Sheen – this is NOT TRUE.

His rep tells Gossip Cop, “The last place Eddie would be is snowboarding in Switzerland. He’s alive and well.”

Two weeks ago, there was an equally vile death prank about Morgan Freeman, and this morning there was a death hoax about Aretha Franklin.

These hoaxes have happened many times before.

They’re not funny. They’re not cool. They’re not entertaining.

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, Gossip Cop is at a total loss as to why anyone would concoct phony fatalities, and sincerely hopes the only thing that dies out are these horrible hoaxes.

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