LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Morgan Freeman hasn’t died this October 2012. But several Facebook accounts entitled “Morgan Freeman Dead 2012″ are infuriating fans today. It was just weeks ago that three lines of attack surfaced against Freeman: websites, Facebook accounts, and fake tweets. But today, all that craziness has surfaced to strike the actor again. Morgan Freeman if very alive, but a series of RIP pages are prompting confusion Sunday.
The latest Morgan Freeman false death 2012 stories are originating on Facebook. A quick perusal reveals that there are at least four false “RIP” pages on Facebook. The first has the bizarre title “RIP Morgan Freeman” with the contradicting description “He’s still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the internet.” The second account has no description.
But one of the Facebook “RIP Morgan Freeman” accounts has grown to nearly one million followers. Currently nearly seven thousand people are talking about the fake assertions on that page Sunday.
Among the entries is the false claim that “At about 5 p.m. ET on Thursday, our beloved actor Morgan Freeman passed away due to an artery rupture.” The fake page adds “He will be missed but not forgotten. Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page.”
Ironically, the page’s author also likes the “RIP Bill Cosby” Facebook page as well. But the level of confusion doesn’t end there. The author posted last weeks the following assertion: “FOX News just got hold of the news of Morgan Freeman , this is going viral. The world will not forget.” Fox News never did such a thing.
Beyond Facebook, Global Associated is falsely reporting Freeman dead today. In fact, Global has four different fake Freeman tales currently active, in different countries.
First, Global claims that “Morgan Freeman has been reported to be in serious condition and taken to Golden State Regional Hospital”. A second purports that the “actor fell more than 60 feet to his death on the Kauri Cliffs while on-s”.
A third claims he died in a sinking yacht off the coast of St. Tropez. And a fourth claims he has died in a snowboarding accident. “Witnesses indicate that Morgan Freeman lost control of his snowboard and struck a tree at a high rate of speed.” None of the four stories from Global are true. Morgan Freeman isn’t dead, nor is John Cena, Lil Wayne, or Ryan Seacrest.