By Kadia Blagrove , FashionnStyle Reporter | Sep 08, 2012 11:33 PM EDT
Twitter strikes again!
Just a few days ago, Twitter killed renowned actor Morgan Freeman. Now, its latest victim - Alfonso Ribeiro. The actor famously known for his role as Carlton Banks on hit '90s show "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" was pronounced dead according to tweets.
Fans went into panic and wrote tweets of sympathy, using the hashtag #RIP. Even Ribeiro's friends believed the news and flooded his phone lines with calls of concern. Fortunately, the actor is still alive and kicking. It was all just another cruel Twitter hoax.
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Ribeiro assured his fans that he was alive by tweeting, "I guess FB has a page saying I died. I wonder what people are gonna say at my funeral???" Former N*Sync band member Joey Fatone even made light of the hoax by tweeting his friend, "if u die u better tell me :)" Which Ribeiro replied, "I'm gonna make sure I let you know first. Lol." Ribeiro was surprised at how many of his close friends actually believed the story. "It's crazy how many people are calling me about this rumor." Before thanking his friends and fans for support, the actor continued tweeting about baseball.
Twitter is a viral weapon. All it takes is one tweet and then the rest is history. Fake news site Global Associated News is usually the original source of all celebrity death hoaxes. According to the site, Eddie Murphy died in a tragic snowboarding accident in Switzerland.
Other celebrities "killed" by the internet are Rihanna, Bill Cosby, Taylor Swift, 50 Cent, Reese Witherspoon, and many others.
In honor of his on-going life, check out Ribeiro doing his famous "Carlton Dance" with a flash mob earlier this year.
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