Russell Brand Still Alive and Kicking, Responds to Death Hoax Via Twitter

Arthur star reportedly died Saturday in a snowboarding accident, according to a fake news site

By Brandi Fowler Aug 26, 2012 1:00 PMTags
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Russell Brand just became the latest victim of a celebrity death hoax.

Rumors began to circulate Saturday that the 37-year-old Arthur star had died, after Global Associated News posted a story saying Brand passed away in Switzerland when he lost control of his snowboard and struck a tree.

And the Brit couldn't help but to crack a joke (and confirm the death hoax was just that) when the story made its way to him. 

"Bloody hell. I better cancel the milk," Brand tweeted Saturday, along with a link to the fake death post.

The self-proclaimed fake website appears to have a thing for offing celebs via snowboarding accidents.

Just last month, Global Associated News posted a story saying Brad Pitt died the same way Brand supposedly had—after losing control of his snowboard and striking a tree in Switzerland.

Perhaps it's time for the site to get some new material.