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Jim Carrey allegedly died at the age of 51 two days ago. Several news sites even published reports about his death. Many fans quickly voiced out their sympathy and condolences to Carrey's family and friends. But it was found out today that the news was simply another celebrity death hoax.
News about Jim Carrey's death spread like wildfire on the Internet when MediaMass published a report claiming the demise of the famous actor-comedian.
The report was very believable since it cited that an R.I.P. Jim Carrey Facebook page received a lot of likes and comments hours after it was created. The site even stated that the said page attracted nearly one million "likes" in the wake of Carrey's alleged death.
The description for the R.I.P. Jim Carrey page reads: "At about 11 a.m. ET on Sunday (January 12, 2014), our beloved actor Jim Carrey passed away. Jim Carrey was born on January 17, 1962 in Newmarket. He will be missed but not forgotten. Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page."
Fans who stumbled upon the page quickly poured their hearts out via Twitter saying that the Canadian actor will surely be missed. Meanwhile, those who were sceptical of the report questioned its credibility.
Because the alleged death of Jim Carrey made headlines in a number of news sites including Inquisitr, his representatives issued a statement today saying that the actor is not only alive but he is also perfectly fine. "He's still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet," his reps said. And yes the Canadian actor is perfectly fine he is even preparing for his 52nd birthday this January 17th.
Carrey now joins a long list of celebrities and famous personalities who reportedly died because of circulating death hoaxes. Just two days ago Korean singer-rapper PSY was also victimized by these death hoaxes.
Other stars who became victims of these Internet-fuelled hoaxes include: Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, Will Smith, Cher, Jackie Chan, and Oprah Winfrey.