Russell Brand Dies On Twitter, Decides To Cancel The Milk

Dan Evon

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."

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.

— Russell Brand (@rustyrockets) August 25, 2012

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