Owen Wilson, Eddie Murphy – the latest `victims` of death hoax

Last Updated: Dec 30, 2010, 17:44 PM IST

New York: Owen Wilson and Eddie Murphy have apparently become the latest victims of death hoax.

Both actors are alive and well, despite death hoaxes crafted Wednesday to make fans think otherwise.

A faux news organization called Global Associated News had spread false reports, claiming the stars had died in tragic accidents.

"Actor Owen Wilson is reported to have died shortly after a snowboard accident earlier today," the New York Daily News quoted one of the stories as saying.

But the claim is "absolutely false," Wilson``s rep said.

The exact same article was written about Murphy and he``s fine, too.

While the misinformation is usually spread quickly through social networking sites like Twitter, the rapid succession of the reports during the last few days is making many realize that they`re nothing but vile jokes.

ANI