Is Martin Lawrence Dead? More like viral internet campaign

Dead celebrity rumors have been thin on the ground lately, but with spring blooming in the Northern Hemisphere, so to have the death rumors.

The latest has comedian Martin Lawrence dead, apparently in his sleep. We can’t track down the origin, but there’s half a chance that it could be a viral effort as opposed to something random. Why: Martin Lawrence is currently shooting the remake of “Death at a Funeral” with Tracy Morgan and Chris Rock. That’s a big coincidence given the rumors.

As always, we can never be 100% sure, but given that it hasn’t appeared on any mainstream news site or wire services, we’re calling it a hoax: Martin Lawrence isn’t dead.