Eddie Murphy is dead according to rumors sparked by the Global Associated News. However, the news has been confirmed as just another death hoax, and the "Nutty Professor" actor is alive and well.
A report was originally released by the attention seeking website claiming that Murphy had been killed in a snowboarding accident in Switzerland. The fake claim also stated that he had lost control of his board and gone crashing into a tree, suffering critical injuries.
The "news" report stated: "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."
It further added that Murphy was "air lifted by ski patrol teams to a local hospital, however, it is believed that the actor died instantly from the impact of the crash. The actor was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident and drugs and alcohol do not appear to have played any part in his death."
Fans immediately took to social media sites to discuss the death, with many not initially realizing whether it was true or not.
However, the report was proven to be false and a disclaimer was in fact published on the website saying the death was a hoax and that it was simply written for "entertainment."
"The Global Associated NEWS has once again published trash and lies to gain attention. It should be illegal that they have NEWS in their name," posted one angry fan by the username "JoSaFine74."
The disclaimer on the website read: "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."
Eddie Murphy has already been the victim of numerous death hoaxes, including one just last month, as well as another one back in 2011.