Bill Cosby is the latest in a long string of celebrities who have fallen victim to the infamous internet death hoax, but rest assured: he’s alive and well.
When a “R.I.P. Bill Cosby” page popped up on Facebook, fans began to lose their collective minds…and as soon as the news broke that Cosby was still kickin’, they all turned on the creator of the page, who is reveling in the attention. The page now has over 323,000 “likes”, but the comments posted are fairly brutal. However, the creator responded thusly:
“I hope you all have learned your lesson. DON’T RELY ON SOCIAL NETWORKING AS YOUR ONLY NEWS SOURCE. Also, stop with the death threats. They are annoying and you know you are going to do nothing to me.”
Cosby is in good company, as Rihanna, Jon Bon Jovi, Russell Brand, and Cher have all been the target of elaborate social media death hoaxes. And in case you haven’t seen it yet, someone made this happen.
Bill Cosby is NOT dead; he will never die.
Dear World, WOULD YOU PLEASE STOP STARTING RUMOURS ABOUT BILL COSBY BEING DEAD? IT CAUSES ME SO MUCH STRESS! Thanks, Gemma xo
Don’t play and say Bill Cosby dead! I take that serious.