Bill Cosby Dispels Rumored Death; Online Death Hoaxes, Reminders of Web's Negative Aspect GreenBeanBuddy Says

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Comedian Bill Cosby was falsely reported dead on twitter. Entertainment and sports news website said that death hoaxes as that of his are reminders of the fact that not everything from web is genuine.

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...the false death reports are a reminder that not every bit of information from the web is genuine.

The Internet has “killed” another Hollywood celebrity. This time, its victim was Bill Cosby. But as reported by, the actor was quick to dispel rumors of his death. Meanwhile, entertainment and sports news website commented that online death hoaxes are reminders of one negative aspect of the web.

Based on the report, it was the fourth time for the 73-year-old comedian to be pronounced dead online. The said false news of his death started on twitter late Monday evening and soon after became a trending topic of the social media site.

To prove that his reported demise was actually just a false news, the long-time comedian called CNN's “Larry King Live,” the same night news of his supposed death broke out, related the report. In the said call, he expressed his hopes that whoever was spreading the hoaxes will give it a rest. He also shared that the recent rumor of his death left one of his friends in tears.

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“Social media got a number of records “killing” celebrities. And recently, it killed another Hollywood personality – Billy Cosby.

Almost like a spin-a-wheel game, the internet death hoax stopped and pointed again to the 73-year-old comedian...for the fourth time. And though it may just be all fun and games for whoever started the death rumor, Bill wasn't laughing and so was everybody else who was tired of all these celebrity death hoaxes.”

Entertainment and sports news website said that Bill Cosby was just one of the celebrities pronounced dead by the web. It asserted that these death hoaxes present one of the disadvantages of the Internet. Additionally, it stated that the false death reports are a reminder that not every bit of information from the web is genuine.

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