False death reports have been happening for as long as there have been famous figures. That’s where Easter comes from, when you think about it. In years past these mistakes would occur innocently enough through honest misinformation, but now in this age of instant communication any old D-bag with a Twitter and too much free time can wreak havoc on a celeb’s life! Death hoaxes are just a part of the modern fame package these days. Just ask Paul McCartney, who’s had people questioning his status as a living person for well over 40 years! Today Rihanna joined the “I’m Not Dead” club as reports went around that the singer “sunk into an [alcohol-induced] coma before succumbing to a heart attack.” Oooof, not cool, you guys. Thankfully she’s alive and well, and probably not wearing pants at this very moment. What better way to celebrate being alive! Don’t worry, Riri, it happens to the best of ‘em. Head on down to the gallery below to see more celebs whose deaths were greatly exaggerated.
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