6 Shocking Celebrity Death Hoaxes

Being a celebrity has its own price. Right from linkups with colleagues to unwarranted slander, they have to take all the gossip in their stride. Amidst all the attention showered on them by ardent fans and all the brickbats aimed at them, they have to learn how to maintain their dignity and keep their cool. Usually, they know what types of rumors related to them are floating around. But this one takes the cake. rumor regarding the death of a living person is the worst way to crack a practical joke. But, many celebrities have experienced how it feels to receive calls regarding their own death. Here’s a list of a few known faces that have kicked the bucket but haven’t actually done so. Check out some of the shocking celeb death rumors that Hollywood has experienced in the past.

Chris Brown

Chris Brown

1. Chris Brown

Starting with the most recent one, a popular social networking website reported the R&B singer Chris Brown as dead and this after his recent performance at the Grammy awards.


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Keanu Reeves

Keanu Reeves

2. Keanu Reeves

The same website reported the demise of Keanu Reeves as a trending topic as the website Global Associated news started the entire hoax. They reported that Reeves had succumbed to his injuries immediately after a fatal snowboarding accident.


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Eddie Murphy

Eddie Murphy

3. Eddie Murphy

Eddie Murphy was at the receiving end of a similar death hoax. The so called news of his death spread like wild fire and within minutes this rumor caught up on Twitter and other social media. The ‘Men in Black’ star would certainly have been bewildered on reading the news of his death.


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Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber

4. Justin Bieber

The teen sensation Justin Bieber recently was the subject of a death rumor. He tweeted about his day out enjoying with his grandfather and probably someone spread the news of his death just out of sheer jealousy or hatred.


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Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus

5. Miley Cyrus

In 2008, another teen sensation, Miley Cyrus was reported killed in a freak accident only to perform at a concert the next Friday.


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Barack Obama

Barack Obama

6. Barack Obama

Celebrities from the glamor industry are not the only ones subjected to death rumors. Last year, on the 4th of July, rumors spread that President Barack Obama had been shot dead generating mass panic.


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  • Chris Brown
  • Keanu Reeves
  • Eddie Murphy
  • Justin Bieber
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Barack Obama

As we see, most of these are pranks played by crazy pranksters or rogue websites which constantly indulge in creating death hoaxes to gain publicity.

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