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Everyone is writing articles about celebrity death hoaxes

Will the next hoo-hah be: ‘papers miss out obit because no-one believed he/she had really died’?

Countless articles about celebrity death hoaxes to choose from over the last day or so. Among them:

  • This round-up from MSN Entertainment ends with: “The old adage rings true: don’t believe everything you read! Unless you see it on MSN, of course..”
  • CNN: “Despite what you may have read, Jeff Goldblum, Natalie Portman, George Clooney, Britney Spears, Harrison Ford and Rick Astley are alive.”
  • Guardian.co.uk: “[F]or those wishing to check the latest online gossip, there are websites dedicated to debunking false reports. Snopes and the Museumofhoaxes have an archive of urban legends and how these rumours come about.”