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Bill Cosby Dead? Comedian Becomes Victim of Social Media Death Hoax... Again

Travelers Today       By    Katie McFadden

Updated: Aug 27, 2012 11:10 PM EDT

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Bill Cosby, the comedian and educator, best known for "The Cosby Show" is dead, according to Twitter and Facebook.

However, Cosby is just the victim of yet another social media death hoax. The 75-year-old is not dead. Cosby is alive and well.

On August 27, a rumor started on Facebook and Twitter that the comedian had died. It quickly became a trend, but that was mostly because people kept questioning whether or not it was true.

This isn't the first time Bill Cosby has been the victim of a death hoax.

In the beginning of the month, on Aug. 2, 'Bill Cosby Died' became a top trending topic on Twitter in yet another death hoax rumor. After confirming that he was not dead for about the fourth time, Cosby admitted he's had enough and the death rumors have gotten out of hand as people close to the actor started to believe it was true.

"I don't want [whoever spread the rumor] to do this anymore, because this is my fourth time being reported [dead]," Cosby told CNN.

Cosby usually shakes off the rumors, but after a friend was left in tears, he demanded that the rumors stop.

"I don't know. Maybe a psychiatrist will say I'm feeding [the rumor starter's] ego, but I just want to say to friends of that person: Just tell him to stop, because it isn't funny," Cosby said.

However fans ignored Cosby's plea as yet another rumor started less than a month later.

The comedian also apparently died in February.

Cosby is just one of many celebrities to become the victim of a social media death hoax. Recently, Kardashian mom Kris Jenner became a victim. She is just fine. Another rumor is circulating that Bill Nye the Science Guy has died. This is also false. Even bigger stars like Adele, Taylor Swift, and Lady Gaga have all been victims of a social media death hoax.

There's going to come a point where one of these celebrities really does die and no one will believe it because social media death hoaxes are so common nowadays.

 

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