Another Celebrity Hoax has hit the net over the past week, leading to a large amount of internet searches for “eddie murphy”.
The site that has caused all this hoax information is a sub site of MediaFetcher. The date within the article changes to today’s date all the time, so people think that Eddie Murphy’s death has just happened on this day. This keeps it as a Trending Topic and causes many people to share it all over the web.
Eddie Murphy is alive and well, and as these hoaxes have occurred before, it does not come as a shock to the comedy actor.
The story in question claims that it is still developing and that they are awaiting more information surrounding the claims of Eddie Murphy’s death. Of course this is just a hoax, and keeps people coming back. The page has already been ‘liked’ on Facebook 32,000 times, and has been tweeted over 7,000 times.
Of course savvy users like us can just scroll on down to the footer and read the disclaimer:
FAKE… THIS STORY IS 100% FAKE! this is an entertainment website, and this is a totally fake article based on zero truth and is a complete work of fiction for entertainment purposes! this story was dynamically generated using a generic ‘template’ and is not factual. Any reference to specific individuals has been 100% fabricated by web site visitors who have created fake stories by entering a name into a blank ‘non-specific’ template for the purpose of entertainment.
I guess that would pretty much sum it all up for everybody still wondering whether this is actually a hoax or not.