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Mac Miller and Wiz Khalifa Dead? Rappers Become Victims of Car Crash Death Hoax

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Updated: Nov 22, 2012 03:19 PM EST

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Mac Miller and Wiz Khalifa are dead. At least that's what the internet is saying. However, the rappers didn't die. They're just the latest victims of an internet death hoax. Mac Miller and Wiz Khalifa are just fine.

A report appeared this week saying that Mac Miller and Wiz Khalifa died in a car crash. Global Associated News said that they died in a single vehicle crash on Route 80 between Morristown and Roswell on November 22. The report says that they lost control of the vehicle and rolled the car, killing them instantly. It then says that memorial service plans will be announced and that they will have a closed casket due to severe head trauma.

The report is false. Mac Miller and Wiz Khalifa didn't die in a car crash. Since there are so many details to the accident, its easy to believe that its real, but Global Associated News creates fake news reports.

 A message at the bottom of the site reads: "FAKE... THIS STORY IS 100% FAKE! this is an entertainment website, and this is a totally fake article based on zero truth and is a complete work of fiction for entertainment purposes!"

Global Associated News allows people to enter a celebrity name into a generator, which then creates a fake news story about their death. Other celebrities have died in the same exact car crash before. For instance, Lakers basketball player Kobe Bryant died in the same exact car crash. He's also fine.

People are starting to believe that Mac Miller and Wiz Khalifa are really dead. The rumor hit twitter and now fans are mourning and questioning the death of the rappers.

Some examples of tweets include:

"Is Wiz Khalifa Mac Miller Dead ?"

"Apparently Mac Miller and Wiz Khalifa died in a car accident today?"

"Rip Mac miller and wiz khalifa"

This isn't the first time the internet killed off Jerry Springer. This same exact death hoax circulated during the summer.

Some other celebrities who became victims of a death hoax in recent months include musician Skrillex, Rapper Lil Wayne, Actor Vince Vaughn, Tom Kenny, the voice behind SpongeBob Squarepants, country singer Taylor Swift, legendary actor Morgan Freeman, 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 weeks. All of these celebrities are just fine

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