Alfonso Ribeiro dead has become the latest Twitter trend falsely claiming the death of a celebrity. The 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' actor, who played Carlton, is not dead. Alfonso Ribeiro, along with Morgan Freeman, Eddie Murphy, and Bill Cosby, are among the most recent celebrity death hoax victims.
An RIP Alfonso Ribeiro Facebook page grew in popularity this week and by Saturday, it became a trending question of whether or not the 'Fresh Prince' actor was actually dead. Ribeiro, himself, took to Twitter to confirm that he is, in fact, not dead, but alive and well.
"I guess FB has a page saying I died. I wonder what people are gonna say at my funeral?" Ribeiro tweeted Saturday. "It's crazy how many people are calling me about this rumor," he added later.
"Nope, proceed to do the Carlton," one fan wrote, in response to whether or not the actor was dead.
The Carlton is a dance Robeiro performed as his character on 'Fresh Prince,' in the early 90s. The silly dance became a hallmark of the goof-ball character.
Bill Cosby was recently targeted in the social media death hoaxes as well. It was not the first time that the 75 year-old comedian was reported dead. In 2010, Twitter and Facebook also declared news of Cosby's death. The comedian called into to "Larry King Live" to talk about his alleged passing that was only true on Twitter.
"I don't want to do this anymore, because this is my fourth time being reported [dead]," he said.
"Emotional friends have called about this misinformation," Cosby posted on his own Twitter account. "To the people behind the foolishness, I'm not sure you see how upsetting this is."
Bill Nye The Science Guy was trending on Twitter for his so-called death as well. Other victims to the celebrity death hoaxes on Twitter include Cher, Jon Bon Jovi, Lindsay Lohan, and Justin Bieber who has actually been targeted more than once. The 18 year-old "Boyfriend" singer was supposedly the victim of a shoot out at a night club in New York and also dead because of overdosing on drugs.
[Watch Alfonso Ribeiro do The Carlton]