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Tom Kenny Dead? Death Hoax of the Voice of SpongeBob Squarepants Lives On

Travelers Today       By    Katie McFadden

Updated: Oct 21, 2012 08:44 PM EDT

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Tom Kenny, the voice of SpongeBob Squarepants, is just fine.(Photo : Reuters)

Tom Kenny, the voice behind Spongebob Squarepants is dead, according to Twitter and Facebook.  However Kenny didn't die. He's just the victim of an ongoing social media death hoax. Spongebob is still fine.

The Tom Kenny death hoax has been going on for quite some time. The voice actor was killed off by social media just back in September. A picture was floating around Twitter that said "R.I.P. Tom Kenny, The Voice of SpongeBob. RETWEET to say THANKS for making your childhood happier."

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The photo was retweeted thousands of times and some wrote messages saying that Kenny died of cancer. Kenny never even made a public statement about having cancer.

He did, however, take to his own Facebook page to clear up the rumor himself, saying "Hello everyone! I just want to let you all know that I am not dead, but alive and well."

The rumor of his death started to die down, but it seems to be making a comeback.

A brand new "R.I.P. Tom Kenny" Facebook page was made this week, making fans believe that the actor died once again and some are taking to Twitter to once again mourn and question the death of their beloved voice behind Spongebob.

Some examples of recent tweets include:

"Tom Kenny actually died????"

"R.I.P Tom Kenny, the voice of SpongeBob. #childhood #ripchildhood"

"Rip Tom Kenny (voice of spongebob) thanks for making my childhood better :)"

"R.I.P. Tom Kenny, thank you for making Spongebob great for us #IMReady."

"Tom Kenny, the voice of Spongebob is dead... SAAAD day :'( "

Kenny currently voices the Ice King on "Adventure Time with Finn and Jake," several voices on "Futurama ," and several other characters in various movies and shows.

Internet death hoaxes have been common this year and people seem to be running out of ideas. This week, a death hoax about Morgan Freeman, which made waves in September, seems to have also made a comeback.

Some other celebrities who became victims of a death hoax in recent months include actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, musician Skrillex, Rapper Lil Wayne, Actor Vince Vaughn, country singer Taylor Swift,  Comedian Bill Cosby, Alfonso Ribeiro aka Carlton from the Fresh Prince, and Bill Nye the Science Guy have all been victims of death hoaxes within the past few months. All of these celebrities are just fine.

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