Eddie Murphy dead reports not true, Charlie Murphy confirms brother is fine

By on Feb 5, 2012 in Entertainment, Hollywood Comments

There were two recent reports saying that actor Eddie Murphy is dead, which his brother Charlie Murphy strongly denied and noting that the 50-year old comedian is alive and fine.

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As noted at entertainment news sites on Saturday, February 4, 2012, the report saying Eddie Murphy is dead came from MediaFetcher.com, which said the actor died in Queensland on Friday, February 3.

As noted in the reports, this is the same website that earlier reported the death of other celebrities including at Jon Bon Jovi, Charlie Sheen, Adam Sandler, Kevin Bacon, among others, but were not true.

Apparently, the second report about Eddie Murphy surfaced online on Sunday and has totally different details, from the date, place, and cause of death, which some readers believed and started tweeting about it.

“Actor Eddie Murphy is reported to have died shortly after a snowboard accident earlier today – February 5, 2012.” A statement reads at Global Associated News (GAN) that day.

“The actor & novice snowboarder was vacationing at the Zermatt ski resort in Zermatt, Switzerland with family and friends.” The statement added, noting that witnesses saw the actor hitting a tree.

Nevertheless, Charlie Murphy, 52, older brother of Eddie Murphy immediately denied both reports, and used his official Twitter account to voice out his reaction.

“Just read the bogus news report. It’s really astounding how low people will go for attention. Eddie Murphy is fine! People who start these types of rumors are sick people.” Charlie Murphy (@cmurphycomedy) tweeted on Friday.

Meanwhile, GAN‘s website has a disclaimer at the bottom saying that their story is not real and “based on zero truth and is a complete work of fiction for entertainment purposes”.

Interestingly, this is not the first time that GAN reported the passing away of Eddie Murphy in that place and for the same reason, with reports saying that the website reported it once in December 2010 and twice in 2011.

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