Corbin Bleu Is Not Dead: 'HSM' Star Confirms He Is Alive Despite Twitter Hoax

Corbin Bleu Aka Chad Danforth
Thousands of Twitter users were left wondering if "High School Musical" star Corbin Bleu had died after #RIPCorbinBleu trended nationally on Twitter Sunday evening. Reuters

Thousands of Twitter users were left wondering if "High School Musical" star Corbin Bleu had died after #RIPCorbinBleu trended nationally on Twitter Sunday evening.

But Bleu is just the target of the latest in a seemingly-endless string of Twitter death hoaxes, as he is still alive and well.

For several hours Sunday evening, the hashtag #RipCorbinBleu and Bleu's name both trended nationally on Twitter, as rumors spread that he had died.

But a little bit after 9 p.m. EST Sunday, Bleu tweeted from his official Twitter account to inform the world that he is in fact alive, and apparently at Disney World.

"Hey everyone I'm not dead!! Don't believe the crazy stories. I'm at Magic Mountain having fun!!" he tweeted as "High School Musical" fans across the globe breathed a collective sigh of relief.

A few minutes later he tweeted out a photo of himself with friends as proof that he is alive.

The tweet put an end to a rumor that had resulted in a fast-moving barrage of tweets suggesting that he had died.

For instance Twitter user @TornOverTommo offered his condolences via a Sunday evening tweet, echoing the feelings of many who had seen the tweets suggesting that Bleu had passed away.

"#RIPCorbinBleu what a shame you will be greatly missed," he wrote before Bleu confirmed that he is still alive.

And user @DrunkCurly paid homage to the remaining years she believed he wasn't going to be able to live.

"#RipCorbin Bleu he was so young never got to live his life..." she tweeted.

The 24-year-old actor, best-known for his role as Chad Danforth on "HSM," has built a huge following across the globe, which is apparently one of the requirements to be subjected to erroneous Twitter death rumors.

And Bleu is by no means the first person to be hit with a nasty death hoax on Twitter, as Rush Limbaugh, Justin Bieber, Eddie Murphy, Jeff Goldblum, Paul McCartney, Britney Spears, Morgan Freeman, President Barack Obama, Kim Jong-Un, Remy Ma, Kanye West, Gotye, Phil Collins, Pitbull, Usher, Keke Palmer, Tony Danza, Patrick Dempsey, Chingy, Madonna, Soulja Boy, Adele, Jon Bon Jovi, Demi Moore, Cher, Rowan Atkinson, Robin Williams, Jackie Chan, Mick Jagger, Hugh Hefner and numerous other celebrities have found themselves at the mercy of Internet pranksters who claimed via Twitter that they had died.

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