News: Drake, Rick Ross, Soulja Boy & More Suffer Fake Death Reports

Saturday, Feb 4, 2012 12:56PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Young Money star Drake, Rick Ross and Soulja Boy Tell Em all made overnight headlines with false reports circulating online claiming they were all dead.

The fabricated claims all started when reports stated Hollywood star Eddie Murphy died last night (February 3).

Drake is not dead, nor is Rick Ross, LeBron James, Eddie Murphy and Soulja Boy. Drake and the four other celebrities all battled fake death reports overnight. While fans have grown tired of online efforts to fictitiously report their favorite celebrities died, someone last night took it upon themselves to kill off not just Drake but four other male celebrities, in one evening. Friday began with false claims that Eddie Murphy had died. But by evening, as that false report was put to sleep, another fake death report struck Drake and Rick Ross simultaneously. Meantime, the remains of a fake report about Soulja Boy and LeBron James individually were still picking up pace. (LA Late)

Following the speculation, media gossip website TMZ debunked Murphy's death reports.

Celebrity Web site TMZ verified that Murphy was in fact alive after MediaFetcher.com triggered the false report. Several other celebrities have been claimed dead in false reports. Those celebrities include Adele, Rick Ross, LeBron James, Jon Bon Jovi, Charlie Sheen, Adam Sandler, Too Short, Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Bacon, Luke Perry, Jack Black, Will Smith, Jaden Smith, Tom Green, Mac Miller, Tiger Woods, and George Clooney to name a few. (International Business Times)

Drizzy's healthy status was exposed when he appeared at a Super Bowl XLVI event yesterday.

We are not sure what sparked this death rumor but the "Marvin's Room" rapper is very much alive! Just last night Drizzy was celebrating and gearing up for the upcoming Super Bowl. Drake hit the red carpet for ESPN's 'NEXT' Event at the Oliver Street Building in Indianapolis and he looks very alive and well to us. He strutted his stuff and was too cool for school with his superstar shades. The Young Money artist just dropped his video for his single "Practice" yesterday so perhaps Twitter deaths are a sign that your popularity has risen and you're on the right track? (Global Grind)

Coincidentally, Rick Ross suffered two seizures last fall which caused an online uproar centered on his medical status.

"On the flight, I had a seizure and when I snapped out of it and they had told me what happened, I'm like, 'You bugging. Call the jet, we finna keep it moving.' ... I felt a little wore out but I felt like I could keep going and that's what it was," Ross told "106 & Park" hosts Terrence J and Rocsi. "I boarded a jet and I had another seizure and when I snapped out of that one, I woke up in front of a doctor and he asked me basically, 'When was the last time you slept eight hours?' And I said it had to have been at least five years. ... I would get two hours of sleep and keep moving -- me being the hustler. That has to stop. I was fortunate enough, the doctor ran a battery of tests on me from cancer, diabetes, HIV, et cetera, et cetera and I came back totally healthy." ("106 & Park")

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