The website – Global Associated News, set Twitter ablaze with reports of his death. They wrote:
“Actor Eddie Murphy is reported to have died shortly after a snowboard accident earlier today – July 24, 2012,” read the article.
The site went on to explain that the Dr. Dolittle star had gone on holiday with family and friends in Zermatt ski resort, Switzerland when the “incident” happened.
“Witnesses indicate that Eddie Murphy lost control of his snowboard and struck a tree at a high rate of speed. Eddie Murphy was air lifted by ski patrol teams to a local hospital, however, it is believed that the actor died instantly from the impact of the crash”
But the report turned out to be a hoax — yet again! Eddie is reportedly alive and well!
Ironically, this is the fourth time Eddie has been reported dead by a snowboarding accident.
Speaking to E News, Murphy’s representative confirmed that the rumor was indeed a hoax.
“Trust me, Eddie is very much alive and well…and definitely not in Switzerland snowboarding.”
Eddie was also spotted with his favorite lady Rocsi Diaz at the Jackson Unity Tour last weekend and there were no signs of any such “snowboarding accident.”
He even gave an interview to Entertainment Tonight telling how much he enjoyed the concert and of course, and saying his newfound relationship is GREAT!