John Cena appears to be the victim of another celebrity death hoax.
The WWE superstar is alive and well, but a fake rumor of his death was reported on the internet on Friday. The phony story claimed that the wrestler died in a single vehicle car crash and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
John Cena has wrestled in the WWE since 2002.
The fake news site Global Associated News published the report.
This isn't the first time that Cena has been rumored to be dead. In August, rumors swirled that he died, after suffering a head injury while practicing a wrestling stunt.
Cena joins a long list of celebrity's that have recently been reported dead on the internet.
A Facebook page was recently dedicated to Morgan Freeman entitled "R.I.P. Morgan Freeman." Rapper 50 Cent and actor Eddie Murphy were also victims of hoaxes.
Many Twitter users took to the site to find out if the WWE superstar had actually passed. Long-time WWE announcer Jim Ross used the medium to dispel the rumor.
"@JohnCena is great," tweeted Ross, in response to one fan who said that he read about Cena's death.
Wrestling fans have become accustomed to hearing about the untimely deaths of their favorite stars. Most notably, Owen Hart, Eddie Guerrero and Chris Benoit all died during the prime of their careers.
Cena is currently one of the biggest stars in the WWE. He appears every week on "Monday Night Raw," the longest running weekly episodic show in television history. He is set to challenge CM Punk at "Night of Champions" on Sept. 16 for the WWE title.
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