A parody news website joked that the Star Wars actor had died, but a link brought users to a page that read, "You got owned!"
The Seinfeld alum took to Twitter to assure fans that he is "alive and well" after several fake sites reported he died in a car crash.
The Carrie star was none too pleased to learn some mischiefmakers spread false reports about her dying in a snowboarding mishap.
So not funny! A fake RIP Jim Carrey Facebook page claimed the actor was killed in a plane crash. His rep, however, told E! News the Mr. Popper's Penguins star was just fine.
The funnyman has once again fallen victim to the dreaded Twitter death hoax, after word was trending that he died in a snowboarding accident in Zermatt, Switzerland. Wait a minute—he reportedly died the exact same way in December 2010?!
Her heart will go on. The singer may have been given a death by hashtag "RIP Céline Dion," but this Vegas headliner is not letting go!
Despite tweeters best attempts, the "RIP Justin Bieber" trending topic was just a fake.
The #RIPSouljaBoy hashtag fueled speculation that the "Tell 'Em" artist had met his maker. The truth: The singer is alive and well.
The country singer shot down rumors about her alleged death in Austria, tweeting, "While I would love to be shooting a movie in Austria, I definitely did not fall off a mountain! Nor am I dead! I am alive and kicking!!!" Whew.
Wanted: Alive! The "Livin' on a Prayer" singer posted a picture as physical evidence that he had not died via cardiac arrest, and he's holding a sign reading, "Heaven looks a lot like New Jersey," dated Dec. 19, 2011 at 6 p.m., along with the message, "Rest assured that Jon is alive and well! This photo was just taken."
The rapper put rumors to rest about her alleged death when she tweeted, "I'm Great ppl 4 all who keep asking! Alive and well! Enjoy ya night tweeps!" The next day she added, "Yea Sadly sum1 was that miserable to make up such a cruel rumor! It Makes me work harder make em mad!" You tell em, Miss E!
Our favorite Remember the Titans coach has fallen victim to a freaky snowboarding accident—not really, but he did become another celeb on the death hoax list. Don't fret, Denzel fans, his publicist Alan Nierob told E! News when the rumor surfaced that "he is working on location in Atlanta currently." Dead men don't work!
The Who's the Boss star supposedly met his demise by falling off a cliff in New Zealand, but it was a total farce.
When somebody created a "R.I.P. Jackie Chan" Facebook page, rumors of the Rush Hour actor's untimely death became the talk of the social world. Chan isn't dead, however, and he isn't a stranger to the death hoax, either. In fact, that was the second time that year that he supposedly met his maker—neither one was true, thank goodness.
After hearing of reports he had fallen off a cliff in New Zealand and died, Johnson got cooking on Twitter to prove the death hoaxers wrong. "I would love to meet the person who is starting rumors of my death - to show them how a dead foot feels up their ass," he tweeted.
In a strange case of mistaken identity, folks on the Internet got the actor best known for playing Uncle Phil on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air mixed up with Scottish soccer star Phil "Uncle Phil" O'Donnell, who did pass away in 2007.
The Internet went wild when so-called reports hit that the young Twilight star had overdosed. Of course, less than 24 hours later, he was announced as a presenter at the Golden Globes, where zombies are typically not welcome.
Twittering Twi-hards panicked as tales of the author's demise swirled throughout the social network. Thankfully, she quickly posted a note on her website nipping the hoax in the bud.
The rapper survived a fake fatal luxury car crash and subsequent Twitter takeover.
After the star's supposed death by suicide, he made a video to confirm his mortality but was still able to convince pal Donald Faison to begin rehearsing "Wind Beneath My Wings" for his future funeral.
The Oscar winner supposedly went missing during a camping trip in California's Palo Verde Mountains, but look! There he is.
Twitter took one of its first victims when a hacker posted a "sad day" message on her TwitPic account. Thankfully, the problem was solved the way it was created—with a tweet saying she's "fine and dandy."
Indy was on the set of Morning Glory in New York City when he supposedly died aboard his yacht off the coast of St. Tropez. We knew the star was magically handsome, but since when could he be two places at once?
Note to New Zealand: If ever a celebrity actually does die at the hands of your cliffs, we can pretty much promise we won't believe you.