Johnny Depp: Still Not Dead

Another celeb falls victim to fake online death rumor, but Depp rep assures us he's A-OK

By Megan Masters Jan 25, 2010 5:10 AMTags
Johnny DeppSrdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images

The sexiest man alive is still, thankfully, alive.

In yet another example of the Interweb gone terribly wrong, Johnny Depp was faux-killed in France after a car crash late Saturday, sending bloggers into a fact-finding tizzy while fans tweeted "RIP Johnny Depp" right into a Twitter trending topic.

E! News has confirmed that Depp is alive and well, and was not involved in an accident of any kind.

"He isn't dead," Depp's rep, Robin Baum, told E! News. "He's fine."

The Golden Globe winner has been linked to several death rumors in the past, the most recent elaborate hoax using images of a hodgepodge of wrecked vehicles, and even a fake CNN website confirming the news.

At least he's in good company. Over the past year, fellow stars including Taylor Lautner, Jeff Goldblum, Tom Hanks, Miley Cyrus and countless others have found themselves the recipient of an untimely passing announcement.

We're just happy to see People's Sexiest Man Alive is still exactly that.

Reporting by Ashlan Gorse


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