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