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Bill Cosby faces death hoax

Kelly Bradley

Bill Cosby at the World Affairs Council in Philadelphia

Bill Cosby denies Twitter rumors that he indeed died on Monday

Bill Cosby, celebrity comedian, fell victim to yet another celebrity death hoax. On Monday, both Twitter and Facebook buzzed about Cosby’s supposed death.

Many people began questioning the news of his death, causing the topic to quickly become a trend.

Saint Matthew tweeted “RIP Bill Cosby. Always my favorite actor.” With rumors such as these flooding Twitter and Facebook, it was unclear whether Bill Cosby was actually alive or not.

However, the 73-year-old is still alive and well. He’s also faced several death hoaxes in the past. In August 2010, the comedian had to take to Twitter to confirm as many as four times that he was still living.

Cosby was also declared dead via Twitter early August and February of this year.

Cosby spoke to CNN saying, “I don’t want [whoever spread the rumor] to do this anymore, because this is my fourth time being reported [dead].”

Bill Cosby’s friends and family are being directly affected by these rumors as well. In fact, one of his close friends was left in tears, assuming the worst.

Cosby isn’t the only celebrity to face these death hoaxes. Social media has been the platform for rumors declaring the death of Bill Nye the Science Guy, Kris Jenner, Eddie Murphy, Adele, Denzel Washington, John Witherspoon, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift.

For the sake of the comedian and his friends and family, hopefully “Bill Cosby died” won’t be a trending topic again anytime soon.

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