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Peter Davison Dead? 'Doctor Who' Actor Becomes Victim of Internet Death Hoax

Travelers Today       By    Katie McFadden

Updated: Feb 02, 2013 05:14 PM EST

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Peter Davison is dead. At least that's what the Internet is saying. However the Doctor Who star didn't die. He's just the victim of an Internet death hoax.

Rumors started circulating this week about Davison dying. A post on Tumblr claimed the actor died, however  Davison didn't die. The post was nothing more than a rumor.

Twitter user @GIMMEAWRISTBAND claims to have started the rumor which quickly spread on Tumblr and on social media sites.

"I started a rumour on http://tumblr.com  that Peter Davison died and it spiraled out of control. this is what happens with 2.4k followers," the user wrote.

Despite the claim being false, many fell for it and took to Twitter to mourn and question the loss. Some examples of tweets include:

"pETER dAVISON DIED;;;; RIP fave doctor"

"jUST FOUND OUT PETER DAVISON DIED GOODBYE IM CRYING"

"Is Peter Davison dead, or...? I hope not :/"

"RIP Peter Davison <3"

Davison isn't dead but will be filming a new movie called "Artful Dodgers" soon.

He isn't the only celebrity to become the victim of a death hoax. Death hoaxes have become a trend on the internet and celebrities are killed off every few days.

Some other celebrities who were victims of an internet death hoax in recent months include actor Mickey Rourke, actor Sylvester Stallone, actor Nicolas Cage, singer Neil Tennant,   "The Big Bang Theory actory Jim Parsons, actress Megan Fox,  wrestler John Cena, singer Bruno Mars, actor Vin Diesel, musician Skrillex, Rapper Lil WayneActor 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. All of these celebrities are just fine.

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