Celebrity internet death hoaxes

Posted: 6:18 PM EDT Sep 18, 2013   Updated: 2:00 AM EDT Aug 31, 2016

Internet pranks can be downright dangerous. Just ask our biggest celebrities, some of whom have "died" several times in fake online reports.

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A parody website posted news of James Earl Jones' supposed demise in August 2015. The report was soon trending on social media despite the fact the then 84-year-old actor was still very much alive and well.

 
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