50 Cent is dead according to new a new report made on Saturday. The news, however, appears to be another hoax, coming just a day after actor and comedian Eddie Murphy was reported as having died in Switzerland.
The latest hoax stated that the rapper had been killed in a car accident on Interstate 50, a transcontinental roadway. The fake report was again made by Global Associated News, which also produced the false death news about Eddie Murphy just a day before.
GAN reported about 50 Cent on Saturday: "He was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics responding to the vehicle accident and was identified by photo ID found on his body. Alcohol and drugs do not appear to have been a factor in this accident."
It added: "Highway Safety Investigators have told reporters that 50 Cent lost control while driving a friend's vehicle on Interstate 80 and rolled the vehicle several times killing him instantly."
However, the news was completely made up, and under the story a disclaimer was made by the site stating: "Fake ...This story is 100% fake! This is an entertainment website, and this is a totally fake article based on zero truth and is a complete work of fiction for entertainment purposes."
The same site posted a fake report about Eddie Murphy's death just a day before saying that he had died in a snowboarding accident in Switzerland. The site claimed that he had lost control of his board and gone flying into a tree. However, a similar disclaimer was made at the foot of the report, and the actor was confirmed as alive and well.
Recently Comedian Bill Cosby, as well as pop singer Rihanna have been victims of death hoaxes. Twilight actor Robert Pattinson was also killed off according to reports which later turned out to be false.