Bill Cosby is alive and also well. The comedian was just the recent celebrity to undergo the Google period ritual of death hoaxes. The 2012 hoax to be the 5th time it’s happened to him. Right here are an ext debunked death rumors: (Matt Rourke / connected Press)




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Despite rumors that brushed up the Internet, “Breakfast Club” star Judd Nelson to be alive and well, his agent even rushing come Nelson’s home to take a picture of the actor through the newspaper.(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)


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According to a false report that spread across Twitter (with a tiny help from Kim Kardashian) in January 2012, Cher was discovered dead in she home. A friend of the singer evidenced she is undoubtedly alive. (Ethan miller / Getty Images)


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According come a false news report, Jon Bon Jovi was found dead in brand-new Jersey during a 2011 world tour. Bon Jovi shown that he to be still kicking via Twitter, where he posted a photograph of self holding a authorize with the date and also a message: “Heaven look at a lot of like brand-new Jersey.”(Matt Rourke / linked Press)



Despite web rumors in 2010, Lindsay Lohan is alive. According to a false tweet, the actress died of one overdose and also the rumor was evidenced via Twitter through a fake Kim Kardashian. Lohan’s then-upcoming jail time and also ongoing Twitter war v Joan Rivers make her simple target for rampant web rumors.(Chris Pizzello / Invision / connected Press)



The teenager sensation has been the topic of numerous false reports of his death. Gift shot in a new York nightclub and overdosing ~ above drugs are two that appeared to spread out rapidly. There was also a false article, supposedly published by Fox News online, that the star to be dead. Fox denied ever creating the story, and also the hoax website has due to the fact that been bring away down.(Caroline McCredie / Getty Images)


According come a false Wikipedia update, the gibbs fell an ext than 50 feet if filming top top Hahnenkamm hill in Austria. Despite the reality that the false entry was automatically taken down, the rumor ongoing to operation rampant on the Internet.(Thibault Camus / linked Press)


According come reports online, will Smith was driving as soon as he lost control and also flipped the car. The wasn’t true. But, the story might have acquired its start with a wire story about Carolina Panthers vast receiver Steve blacksmith that stated “he will play” after being in a automobile accident.(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)


A month or so after that interrupted Taylor Swift in ~ the MTV VMAs, the rapper was reported dead. The fake news report had actually West in a auto accident in Los Angeles. West’s girlfriend in ~ the time, Amber Rose, tweeted, “This ‘RIP Kanye West’ object is not funny and it’s no TRUE!”(Zacharie Scheurer / linked Press)


Paul is dead! one of the odder, more sensational facets of Beatles lore was this so late ‘60s rumor the McCartney had passed away in 1966 and also had been changed by one imposter. The rumor is widely believed to have actually originated with an write-up published in the Drake university student newspaper. (Toshifumi Kitamura / AFP/Getty Images)


Hilton to be doing jail time in 2007 once two fatality rumors started circulating. The first, disguised together a CNN report, had the heiress stabbed 7 times by an inmate, if the 2nd claimed she had committed suicide. Hilton served most of her time away from various other prisoners.(Guillaume Horcajuelo / EPA)


Knoxville apparently plummeted come his death during a “Jackass” shoot for MTV in 2002. His parachute reportedly failed to open as that jumped native a bi-plane, all while eat a large jar of baked beans. No happen, yet we can’t imagine him going out any other way.(Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)


During the furor end the deaths that Farrah Fawcett and also Michael Jackson, in sneaks the rumor of gibbs Jeff Goldblum falling to his death in new Zealand. World like blogger Perez Hilton and also actor Kevin Spacey refuse the rumor, and Goldblum self went on Stephen Colbert’s present to refute the claim.(Christina house / because that the Times)


The actor wasn’t also in new Zealand as soon as reports surfaced in November 2006 that declared he fell to his death there. A fake news site said Hanks died after falling 60 feet from the Kauri Cliffs, yet the gibbs was actually in California, filming “Charlie Wilson’s War.”(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)


Yet an additional high-profile celebrity supposedly met his end in new Zealand in October 2008 off the same cliffs Tom Hanks supposedly tumbled down. Curly the net rumors, a spokesman because that Cruise claimed in a statement, “This is totally not true. Tom is not in new Zealand nor has actually he been there recently.”(Barry Brecheisen / Invision / connected Press)


Humor is precious, and we were all allegedly plunder of that when comedian will certainly Ferrell was falsely reported dead in march 2006. A press release through i-Newswire claimed that he had actually been eliminated in a paragliding accident. The relax was composed anonymously, and also yet it still went out wide.(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)


In the summer of 2001, a Texas radio station reported that Spears and her then boyfriend Timberblake may have been affiliated in a automobile accident. The was, the course, quickly proved false. Spears and also Timberlake to be not even in Los Angeles together at the time, as Timberlake was on tour with ‘NSync.(Kevin Mazur / Mazur Photo)


The “Scrubs” star take it matters into his own hands when a fake CNN story alleged that he had actually committed suicide. Braff do a an individual video to let his fans recognize he to be OK and also that the would never ever kill himself using pills -- he would opt for pots and also pans instead.(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)




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Sandler was the victim of an Internet death rumor in December 2010 as soon as a false report claimed he hit a tree at high speed while skiing in Switzerland. His rep said, “It’s completely not true and such irresponsible journalism.”(Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)


Fan hysteria swept new York in 1945 as soon as President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s death triggered a series of false reports. Media outlets were flooded v calls questioning if open minded Sinatra, Charlie Chaplin, Errol Flynn and other prominent numbers were dead.(Herman Leonard / nationwide Portrait collection / Smiths)