Mike Jones Victim of Twitter Death Hoax

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By Daniel Gates

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Mike Jones appears to be today’s Twitter death hoax victim.

The rapper is just the latest celebrity to be “killed” by a prank in which Twitter users get “RIP [Celebrity Name]” to trend.

It is 100% false.

Jones is alive and well.

Drake was victimized by similar tactics on Friday night.

Earlier this week, it was Soulja Boy’s turn.

Meanwhile, a totally fabricated rumor about Eddie Murphy “dying” in an accident was revived by rapper Joe Budden on Friday when he tweeted, “RIP Eddie Murphy.”

That, too, led to a frenzy of panic and speculation on Twitter.

Hopefully, this tiresome and unfunny trend is on the downward slope.

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