Kanye West tops today's list of celebrity death hoaxes
In case you hadn't heard, Kanye West is alive and well. The rapper was merely reported dead this morning as part of an elaborate Internet hoax.
A fake news report had West in a two-car accident in Los
Angeles involving a red Ferrari and a white Porsche. According to the faux story, West was killed, a second person sustained injuries, a third was
arrested for vehicular manslaughter and a fourth was detained by police.
Twitter and Facebook fueled the rumors, and hackers reportedly pushed the story to the top of search engines. It was West's girlfriend, Amber Rose, who came to his rescue, tweeting, "This 'RIP Kanye West' topic is not funny and it's NOT TRUE!"
West is just the latest celebrity to fall victim to a death hoax. Let's take a look back at some of the rest.
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