LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Eddie Murphy is not dead and wasn’t snowboarding today. Eddie Murphy is the victim of a familiar fake death story prompting fan confusion today. The fabricated tale, the work of Global Associated / Mediafetcher, puts the actor on a fabricated ski slope, falling during a vacation that didn’t happen, and perishing.
But for savvy fans, the fabricated tale is a familiar one. Eddie Murphy’s form of humor is different than Adam Sandler. But his death story on Global is no different than that used against Sandler. Global has used the same Eddie Murphy death story against other comedic actors before as well.
But for reasons never clear, Global doesn’t have rappers “die” on snowboards but in car crashes. If you are hip hop musician, the story switches to a yacht. And if you are a movie actor, the tale heads to the slopes, namely the Zermatt ski slopes.
For months, fan confusion has surfaced because of a series of similar Global fabricated tales. Global uses a series of preconceived storylines, with a host of purported government agencies, airports, and even locations that don’t even exist.
This is not the first Eddie Murphy fake tale to surface online. The same story resurfaced its second time in October of last year. As LALATE noted at the time, “It remains unclear what Zermatt officials think of all these fake celebrity deaths being claimed to have occurred on their ski slopes.”
Charlie Sheen, Daddy Yankee, and Sandler himself have also been victims of the same fake story, just in the last few weeks alone.
In the end, if it’s Route 80, or Zermatt, G.A. most often makes news. Today’s fake report is simply a cut and paste job. “The actor & novice snowboarder was vacationing at the Zermatt ski resort in Zermatt, Switzerland with family and friends. Witnesses indicate that Charlie Sheen lost control of his snowboard and struck a tree at a high rate of speed”, read the fake Sheen report. Today’s Murphy report just replaces Sheen with Murphy.
Eddie Murphy isn’t dead, nor is Lil Wayne, Mac Miller, Ryan Seacrest, or Adam Sandler.