Why do people insist on killing off celebrities online just for kicks? The latest victim of the ubiquitous death hoax was Russell Brand. A report surfaced this weekend on Global Associated News, informing the world that, “Actor Russell Brand is reported to have died shortly after a snowboard accident earlier today.” The grisly, and thankfully fake report stated that Rusty was at Zermatt ski resort in Switzerland on vacay accompanied by family and friends. They claimed that “witnesses” said that the actor lost control of his snowboard and hit a tree, dying instantly due to the high-speed impact of the crash. WTF? The story went on to say that while he was air lifted to a hospital nearby, it was of no use, but that he was “wearing a helmet at the time of the accident and drugs and alcohol do not appear to have played any part in his death.” Good to know, guys.
Before anyone really fell for the news and started mourning Russell for real, the actor took it upon himself to debunk the story in his own hilarious way. He ended up tweeting a message that read, “Bloody hell. I better cancel the milk.” He also included a link to the story sourced above. And this is why we love Russell. Stop bumping off stars, fake witnesses!
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