Twitter is running out of celebrities to kill. The microblogging site already sent out Eddie Murphy death hoax rumors earlier this year, and today, they tried to kill him again.
Of course, these death hoaxes aren’t usually started on Twitter. The story usually starts on a site like Global Associated News or Media Fetcher. In this case, GAN published a story claiming that Eddie Murphy passed away while snowboarding in Switzerland.
According to the Global Associated News, Eddie Murphy was vacationing in Zermatt, Switzerland with his family. The “novice snowboarder” apparently lost control and hit a tree. Eddie was airlifted to a nearby hospital but was pronounced dead upon arrival.
Of course, none of that happened.
And man, the Global News Network is really getting lazy. Last February the site published a report stating that Eddie Murphy died in, you guessed it, a snowboarding accident. Where? Yep, at Zermatt, Switzerland. How? Wouldn’t you know it, by hitting a tree.
The Global Associated News writes:
“Actor Eddie Murphy is reported to have died shortly after a snowboard accident earlier today – February 3, 2012. The actor & novice snowboarder was vacationing at the Zermatt ski resort in Zermatt, Switzerland with family and friends. Witnesses indicate that Eddie Murphy lost control of his snowboard and struck a tree at a high rate of speed.”