Nelson Mandela is NOT Dead – Just Another Hoax Victim

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By Daniel Gates

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Nelson Mandela is the latest victim of a sick, FAKE death hoax.

NOTE: This rumor RETURNED on September 13, 2011.

According to reports spreading rapidly online, especially via Twitter, the iconic South African leader has passed away.

Mandela is NOT dead.

He is ALIVE and WELL.

Much like recent rumors about Owen Wilson dying while snowboarding, Eddie Murphy passing away, Adam Sandler having died, and the same disgusting rumor about Charlie Sheen – this is NOT TRUE.


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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