Eddie Murphy killed while snowboarding?

Rumors of the comedian's death are running rampant across Twitter

WRITTEN BY: Scott Hixson
Eddie Murphy remains among the living
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Eddie Murphy remains among the living

Eddie Murphy is alive and well, despite what you may read on Twitter today.

Eddie Murphy, 51, is rumored to have been involved in a snowboarding accident while vacationing in Zermatt, Switzerland. According to the rumors, the comedian met his demise after crashing into a tree.

This is not the case, though, as Eddie Murphy is still kicking. In fact, it is the fifth time the comedian has been rumored to have died while snowboarding.

News of Murphy’s death lit up Twitter but it is not to be believed. According to TMZ, the rumor was begun by the rogue website MediaFetcher.com, who is also responsible for the rumors involving the deaths of celebrities such as Bon Jovi, Charlie Sheen and Vanilla Ice.

Despite the rumors, Eddie Murphy remains among the living, according to E! Online.

Eddie Murphy must really love snowboarding as this marks the fifth time he has been reported to have croaked while enjoying the extreme sport. According to E!, the rumors can be traced to the pranksters at Global Associated News, who have falsely reported that Jeff Goldblum fell from a cliff in New Zealand, snowboarding in Switzerland claimed the life of Adam Sandler and Ryan Gosling died after falling fifty feet from a mountain in the Swiss Alps.

Eddie Murphy was rumored to have kicked the bucket while snowboarding on May 29, 2011 by Gossip Cop. Murphy was reportedly in Zermatt, Switzerland when he “lost control of his snowboard and struck a tree at a high rate of speed.” The false report continued to say that the comedian had been air lifted, but had “died instantly from the impact of the crash.”

Eddie Murphy was alleged to be back in Zermatt on October 20, 2011 when it was falsely reported he had once again perished while snowboarding.

It was a busy year for Eddie Murphy as he was again reported to have died in a snowboarding accident on December 6, 2011.

Global Associated News falsely reported Murphy’s death in February of this year, writing: “Actor Eddie Murphy is reported to have died shortly after a snowboard accident earlier today – February 3, 2012. The actor & novice snowboarder was vacationing at the Zermatt ski resort in Zermatt, Switzerland with family and friends. Witnesses indicate that Eddie Murphy lost control of his snowboard and struck a tree at a high rate of speed.”

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