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Bill Cosby Responds To Latest Death Hoax

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Bill Cosby has taken to Twitter to properly address the latest death hoax, which is his fifth overall. Apparently people love to kill off the comedian on social media websites, so much so that they keep coming back to the well for more. Despite the fact that this recent attempt didn’t include anything remotely convincing, it didn’t stop some users to buy into the rumor.

According to EnStarz, Cosby doesn’t find the whole death hoax thing to be even remotely amusing. In fact, he’s quite upset by the trend and is growing tired of having to address the rumors whenever they pop up.

“Emotional friends have called about this misinformation,” Cosby explained on Twitter. “To the people behind the foolishness, I’m not sure you see how upsetting this is.”

MStarz reports that the recent rumor began when one Facebook user decided to create a “R.I.P. Bill Cosby” page on the social media site for the sole purpose of causing trouble. Within two days, the page had amassed over 315,000 followers, many of whom were more than a little irritated that someone would go to the trouble of spreading such an evil rumor.

After the story was picked up by numerous news outlets and organizations, the page’s creator decided to officially set things straight.

“With the recent slowdown of likes and high amount of attention from news sources (mostly terrible gossip websites), I have come to the conclusion that I should tell you all the truth,” he explained. “Bill Cosby is not deceased. I made around 315,000 people angry. Anyway I trolled the hell out of all of you and you should be ashamed. I love you all for making me laugh at your stupidity for the past day and a half. You’re great.”

The user also warned folks that more fake celebrity death news would soon follow. Behold the awesome power of social media.

Do you think that celebrity death hoaxes are funny or cruel?

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55 Responses to “Bill Cosby Responds To Latest Death Hoax”

  1. Peter Webber

    Yeah, that's terrible! By the way, Bill Cosby died (again). LOL

  2. Peter Webber

    I agree whole-heartedly!!!! By the way, Bill Cosby died……again.

  3. Peter Webber

    I don't have a clue who starts these vicious rumors! By the way, it's too bad what happened to Obama. Oh wait, it wasn't Obama, it was Bill Cosby! He died…..again.

  4. Brittany Smith

    Its all kicks and giggles til somebody gets sued….I hope Bill Cosby sues the hell out of him. I bet he won't makes fake death pages again.

  5. Brittany Smith

    Its all kicks and giggles til somebody gets sued….I hope Bill Cosby sues the hell out of him. I bet he won't makes fake death pages again.

  6. Mary Canterberry

    The person who started this is the one who should be ashamed, and not the ones who beleived him. It does my heart good to see that humanity still trust. However, the person respnsible for this breech of trust and laughing at those who did has NO intergrity and I'm sure no one who is aware of his true nature now will ever beleive anything he states again. On or off the social media :(

  7. Sue Haskins

    These trolls should be found by the particular social media site and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

  8. BerDeane Thomas

    Really the people that do this need to GROW UP and GET A LIFE… How "insanely" stupid! When someone does actually pass people have to see it on the true media networks to believe it… All of you who think this is funny or amusing…Please for the sake of all us sane people seek help and get instiutionalized…

  9. Peter Webber

    Yes, but can we believe him???? I mean, he died, right????

  10. Peter Webber

    Yes, but can we believe him???? I mean, he died, right????

  11. Peter Webber

    Yes, but can we believe him???? I mean, he died, right????

  12. Conner O'Reilly

    Because everyone knows the best way to solve your problems is to sue the shit out of someone

  13. Karen Warner James

    People who beleive a social media site about someone being dead without going and checking the confirmed news reports deserve to feel stupid when this happens. I'm sure it's painful for Bill Cosby to keep assuring worried friends that he's still alive. But hey – fame come with a price.

  14. Karen Warner James

    People who beleive a social media site about someone being dead without going and checking the confirmed news reports deserve to feel stupid when this happens. I'm sure it's painful for Bill Cosby to keep assuring worried friends that he's still alive. But hey – fame come with a price.

  15. Richard Stehr

    As someone who is exactly the same age as Bill Cosby (born same day, same year), I probably feel more affinity to him than most people do. And when I hear of someone my age dying, it reminds me of my own mortality — something I don't want to be reminded of, especially when the specific death report is false.

  16. Olive Augustin

    I guess someone is having ''comedian's block'' cause this shiz ain't funny. Not by a long shot. This is somebody's life yo!

  17. L.e. Titera

    "It's the Lord Noah, I want you to build me an Ark."

    And PLEASE be more careful who you bring on board this time!

  18. Jeff Bingham

    I don't think it's funny, but I do think it should teach people to actually stop and research it before believing it. When twitter was full of people talking about Neil Armstrong's death, I didn't say anything until it was official and almost every news source was reporting it. It doesn't take long to google and find out the truth if someone has died or not. Until people stop believing stuff without checking it out, the trend will continue.

  19. Erika Jones

    Whoever started that mean rumer is a fool and need to get a life. I hope bill cosby sues they ass and then lets see how funny the shit is then

  20. Erika Jones

    Whoever started that mean rumer is a fool and need to get a life. I hope bill cosby sues they ass and then lets see how funny the shit is then

  21. Barbara Morrow

    a note to those who provide false info: is there anyone in the world you care about… a parent, a friend, a child? How would you feel if you read about their death on Facebook? If it were true, if it were false, how do you think you would be affected by it? When my mother died, one person told me not to call her and lie like that… it was the worst day ever and then as I was making one of the worst calls of my life, I was told that I must be lying. Do you realize how much pain is caused by DEATH OF A LOVED ONE? =Why would anyone cause another person such unnecessary GRIEF? Please love one another and do not cause PAIN!

  22. Kaiya Spence

    Rumors are rumors. If it comes from a reliable source or not is usually irrelevant because 90% percent of the time people still end up believing it. If it spreads quickly enough, people believe it. However, that still doesn't give that man the right to spread cruel rumors like this, and then gloat afterwards as if he is the most brilliant thing in the world and he did this to “prove a point” or something. He clearly did this for the sake of trolling and he deserves every vulgar insult he gets thrown at him. I hope he gets his account shut off, if not sued! Spreading death rumors should be a form of Slander, and therefore punishable by law. Maybe that’ll make A-holes like him get a real life.

  23. Kaiya Spence

    Rumors are rumors. If it comes from a reliable source or not is usually irrelevant because 90% percent of the time people still end up believing it. If it spreads quickly enough, people believe it. However, that still doesn't give that man the right to spread cruel rumors like this, and then gloat afterwards as if he is the most brilliant thing in the world and he did this to “prove a point” or something. He clearly did this for the sake of trolling and he deserves every vulgar insult he gets thrown at him. I hope he gets his account shut off, if not sued! Spreading death rumors should be a form of Slander, and therefore punishable by law. Maybe that’ll make A-holes like him get a real life.

  24. Kaiya Spence

    Rumors are rumors. If it comes from a reliable source or not is usually irrelevant because 90% percent of the time people still end up believing it. If it spreads quickly enough, people believe it. However, that still doesn't give that man the right to spread cruel rumors like this, and then gloat afterwards as if he is the most brilliant thing in the world and he did this to “prove a point” or something. He clearly did this for the sake of trolling and he deserves every vulgar insult he gets thrown at him. I hope he gets his account shut off, if not sued! Spreading death rumors should be a form of Slander, and therefore punishable by law. Maybe that’ll make A-holes like him get a real life.

  25. Kaiya Spence

    Rumors are rumors. If it comes from a reliable source or not is usually irrelevant because 90% percent of the time people still end up believing it. If it spreads quickly enough, people believe it. However, that still doesn't give that man the right to spread cruel rumors like this, and then gloat afterwards as if he is the most brilliant thing in the world and he did this to “prove a point” or something. He clearly did this for the sake of trolling and he deserves every vulgar insult he gets thrown at him. I hope he gets his account shut off, if not sued! Spreading death rumors should be a form of Slander, and therefore punishable by law. Maybe that’ll make A-holes like him get a real life.

  26. Kaiya Spence

    Rumors are rumors. If it comes from a reliable source or not is usually irrelevant because 90% percent of the time people still end up believing it. If it spreads quickly enough, people believe it. However, that still doesn't give that man the right to spread cruel rumors like this, and then gloat afterwards as if he is the most brilliant thing in the world and he did this to “prove a point” or something. He clearly did this for the sake of trolling and he deserves every vulgar insult he gets thrown at him. I hope he gets his account shut off, if not sued! Spreading death rumors should be a form of Slander, and therefore punishable by law. Maybe that’ll make A-holes like him get a real life.

  27. Anne Golden

    I think celebrity death hoaxes are cruel and insensitive. Celebrities are people, too, with families and dear ones who don't find it funny to read of the death of their loved one, especially if it isn't true.

  28. Gina Cruse-Seal

    Does this question really need an answer? Its beyond crruel!!!

  29. Thomas Van Dusen

    That is very sad that someone would meke this comment about Mr. Cosby when it is not true. I hope that they got some enjoyment out of making this false statement, but I hope that as time goes by that they realize the damage that they have done to a lot of people who liked and enjoyed Mr. Cosby for years. Mr. William Cosby has given us a lot of enjoyment for years, and I hope that Mr. Bill Cosby has many more years. Thank-you.

  30. Anonymous

    Just sad. If he didn't have social media. He'd be more lost.

  31. Melissa Dawn Sanders Solt

    this is pretty much one of the sickest things I have ever seen. Cosby is a father to all of america. his philanthropics alone have proved that, not to mention, a show that was pretty much the online parenting guide lol. got a problem with kids? what would heathcliffe do. lol. this man and all family meant a lot to me. Long live dr.cosby. ps. don't forget the standup. lol. he has brought me to many tears of laughing lol. much love.

  32. Sue Haskins

    I think it is teens, who shouldn't be on these sites anyway.

  33. Sue Haskins

    No, it is the person who posted the defaming article. Let's hope Cosby sues because he certainly has the money to do so.

  34. Sue Haskins

    Unsupervised teens, who have a computer in their bedroom, so mom can't see what they are doing, or unsupervised teens who troll before mom and dad get home from work.

  35. Willie Holmes

    I've seen this rumors pertaining to Chaka Khan, Jackie Chan, John Witherspoon, and John Travolta, among others. Hell, these people killed off Bernie Mac five days before he actually died. Are these people THAT bored that they have nothing better to do than to "kill" celebrities? Get lives, you pinheads!

  36. Anonymous

    when a love one of those who invent these hoaxes dies then its not so funny huh? Grow up assholes.