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Mickey Rourke Dead? Actor Becomes Victim of Internet Death Hoax

Travelers Today       By    Katie McFadden

Updated: Jan 23, 2013 04:01 PM EST

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Mickey Rourke is the victim of an Internet death hoax. He's fine.(Photo : Wikimedia)

Mickey Rourke is dead. At least that's what the Internet is saying. However the "The Wrestler" actor didn't die. He's just the victim of an Internet death hoax. Mickey Rourke is just fine.

Many are coming across a news report saying that Rourke died in a snowboarding incident. Global Associated News, which is notorious for starting false celebrity death rumors, says "Actor Mickey Rourke is reported to have died shortly after a snowboard accident earlier today - January 23, 2013."

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The site claims that Rourke died in a snowboarding incident at the Zermatt ski resort in Zermatt, Switzerland.

"Witnesses indicate that Mickey Rourke lost control of his snowboard and struck a tree at a high rate of speed.  Mickey Rourke was air lifted by ski patrol teams to a local hospital, however, it is believed that the actor died instantly from the impact of the crash. The actor was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident and drugs and alcohol do not appear to have played any part in his death,"  the report reads.

Since there are so many details to the accident, it is easy to believe that it's 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!"

Someone picked up on this fake hoax and updated Rourke's Wikipedia page to said he died on January 23, which is also adding fuel to the death rumor, but it isn't true. This isn't even the first time the Internet tried to kill off Rourke.

Rourke is currently filming a film called "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" and he will have several other movies coming out this year.

Fans who have come across the rumor are taking to Twitter to question and mourn the death of the actor. Some examples of tweets include:

" Whoa. Mickey Rourke died????"

" Is Mickey Rourke really dead? Or is it just a rumor.. Something about a snowboarding accident..???"

" Mickey Rourke died? Damn... #RIP"

Being that Global Associated News uses a generator to create death hoaxes, several other celebrities have died in this same exact snowboarding death story. They include Sylvester Stallone, Nicolas Cage, Eddie MurphyAdam SandlerDenzel WashingtonJim Carrey, and even Arnold Schwarzenegger. 

 

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