Thu, 25 Oct 2012 09:41:31 GMT

Morgan Freeman laughs off death rumours

Los Angeles, Oct 24 (PTI) Less than two months after rumours of actor Morgan Freeman''s death spread through the internet, fuelled by a fake Facebook memorial page, the news that he has died are again spreading.

But the 75-year-old insists he is well and alive and just laughs off the news every time he reads it, reported Aceshowbiz.

"Like Mark Twain, I keep reading that I have died. I hope those stories are not true. But if they are, I''m happy to report that my afterlife seems identical to my life when I was alive. I did go to Las Vegas to begin work on the film ''Last Vegas''. That is anything but a death sentence," he said.

Back in August, a Facebook page called "RIP Morgan Freeman" was created and is still active up to now despite denial.

His representative said back then, "Morgan is alive and well, and joins the long list of actors who have been victimized by this hoax. He''s still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet."
In September, there was another page using the same name.
The second page has, so far, received more than 59,000 likes, which is less than the first one that already collected almost a million likes.

Freeman is not the only victim of death hoax. Eddie Murphy and Bill Cosby suffered the same false news from the social media page such as Twitter and Facebook.

"Please stop these death hoaxes. We have had no notifications of Bill Cosby, Morgan Freeman, Eddie Murphy, or Rihanna having arrived. - death," Cosby tweeted on September 7.

Freeman works with Robert De Niro and Michael Douglas in his latest project, "Last Vegas".

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