Another day, another death hoax. Russell Brand was the victim of a celebrity death rumor today which claimed that the comedian passed away after a snowboard accident in Switzerland.
The fake news report reads:
“Actor Russell Brand is reported to have died shortly after a snowboard accident earlier today – August 26, 2012. The actor & novice snowboarder was vacationing at the Zermatt ski resort in Zermatt, Switzerland with family and friends. Witnesses indicate that Russell Brand lost control of his snowboard and struck a tree at a high rate of speed.”
The story, which was published by Global Associated News and passed around Twitter, may sound familiar to fans of Eddie Murphy. The famous comedian, who has been killed off three times this year, was also not the victim of a snowboarding accident in Switzerland.
Brand sent out a tweet last night assuring his fans that he was, indeed, still alive.
Brand tweeted a link to the fake story and wrote: Bloody hell. I better cancel the milk.
The British comedian isn’t the first celebrity to meet his doom on Twitter this year. Usher, Vanilla Ice, James Blunt, Paul McCartney, Mr. Bean, Reba McEntire, Adam Sandler, and Robin Williams have all been killed off on the social networking site.
Bloody hell. I better cancel the milk. russell.brand.mediafetcher.com/news/top_stori…
— Russell Brand (@rustyrockets) August 25, 2012