Hugh Hefner’s death is an Internet hoax

London: Playboy mogul Hugh Hefner has become the latest victim of an internet death hoax.

A social network rumour began circulating Monday that said the 85-year-old Hefner had tragically passed away, reports

Hefner immediately took to microblogging site Twitter to scotch the rumour.

"The rumours of my death are, as Mark Twain observed in a similar situation, greatly exaggerated. I`m very much alive & kicking".


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