Morgan Freeman Dead Hoax is Not Funny - Rep Confirms Actor is Alive and Well

Morgan Freeman is not dead...again. The actor is just another victim of the famed celebrity death hoaxes. Morgan Freeman dead rumors are nothing new to social media users. He has been killed on the Internet several times. Most recently, Freeman's rep confirmed to E! Online that the "Through the Wormhole" host is not dead.

"Morgan is alive and well, and joins the long list of actors who have been victimized by this hoax," the publication reported.

While many celebrities have been "killed" via Facebook RIP pages or Twitter trends, Morgan Freeman joins Eddie Murphy and Jackie Chan who have been claimed dead many, many times.

Bill Cosby was also targeted recently for at least the 5th time.

In 2010, Twitter and Facebook 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."

Celebrity death hoaxes have become increasingly popular over recent months, and numerous websites have attempted to "kill off" famous celebrities in the hopes of gaining attention to their claims.

Last week Eddie Murphy was reported as dead by Global Associated News - a website which has now become notorious for faking death claims of the rich and famous.

According to the GAN: "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."

That fake report also sparked a wave of concerned fans to take to social media sites discussing the death. 

However, for the eagle eyed readers there was a disclaimer contained at the bottom of the GAN article explaining that the story was completely fake and fabricated for "entertainment purposes."

Other fake celebrity deaths recently have been Bill Cosby, who said it was "not funny," as well as Rihanna, and British actor Robert Pattinson.

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