September 14, 2012 3:47 PM EST
Celebrity Death Hoaxes: A Sign of Popularity in Hollywood? [PHOTOS]
Could it be one of the biggest signs that a celebrity is popular in Hollywood when the social networking world like "Facebook" and "Twitter" reports a celebrity death and then mourns for the star?
Famous celebrities are becoming even more famous as they catapult back into the spotlight when the news of their sudden passing hits the social media. What will eventually happen when this kind of attention is completely uncalled-for?
Celebrity death hoaxes have been constantly hitting the internet websites by storm. Famous Hollywood tars from troubled actress Lindsay Lohan to veteran actor Morgan Freeman have fallen victim to these false claims of their deaths. People easily believe whatever they first read and that is why these rumors spread quickly.
"Twitter" has currently become the RIP hash tags page of these famous Hollywood stars. However, some celebrities just do not lie down or die virtually. Singer Jon Bon Jovi has refuted the social media claims of his reported death that swept the internet way back in December 2011. Jovi posted a photograph of himself to his fans to just let them know that he is still alive and well.
Morgan Freeman's recent death hoax has really gone out of control and it has lasted for days this time. There are still a lot of people who are still reportedly clicking the "Like" button on the claimed "R.I.P. Morgan Freeman" Facebook page despite the actor's representative dismissing the rumors by saying that the 75-year old actor is still alive.
The only way for these rumors to probably stop is for the people to stop adding more fuel to the fire and find out if the sources of these celebrity death reports are reliable.
Take a look at the pictures of some of the most famous celebrity that became a victim of the death hoaxes in the famous social networking sites.