Kim Jong-un Dead or Not: Top 10 Celebrities Death Hoax on Twitter [PHOTOS]

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  • Eddie Murphy
    Eddie Murphy, the 50-year-old actor and comedian, was "killed" by Twitter earlier in February. But luckily the rumors turned out to be false, much to the relief of the fans of the '48 Hours' star. Murphy's rep told E! News, "Trust me, Eddie is very much alive and well." Jessica Rinaldi / Reuters
  • Drake
    Rapper Drake became a victim of Twitter death hoax when "RIP Drake" began swirling on the micro-blogging site on Feb. 4. However, Global Grindreported that Drake is alive and well and was very much looking forward to getting ready for the Super Bowl. Reuters
  • Demi Moore
    The rumors about Demi Moore's death spread like wildfire on Twitter towards the end of January. Nevertheless, the "Ghost" star is alive and well, albeit a divorce with Ashton Kutcher. Reuters
  • Cher
    The false death reports about Cher flooded the Internet around the same time Twitter "killed" Demi Moore. "RT @CNN: American recording artist Cher dies at 65 years old. Found dead in Malibu home," a fake CNN tweet read. However, later fans of the singer found out that she was not dead. Kim Kardashian tweeted that "Can’t believe people would make up a sick joke like Cher died. These people need to get a life! Thanks twitter for clearing that up!" Reuters
  • Adele Brushes Off Karl Lagerfeld 'Too Fat' Remarks: 'I'm Very Proud' Of My Body
    Following Demi Moore and Cher, the British singer Adele was also killed by Twitter. "RIP Adele" spread like wildfire on Twitter, igniting speculations whether the singer was really dead. However, the rumor proved to be false. "My heart dropped to my stomach when I saw RIP Adele, but then it was fake," a tweet read. Reuters
  • Mick Jagger
    Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger also became a victim of the Twitter death hoax early last year, but the fans didn't take it well. Killer16Bars tweeted, "RIP Mick Jagger trending is not even remotely funny." Reuters
  • Taylor Swift
    Taylor Swift's album Speak Now will easily win the trophy. She can put the award on her mantlepiece after beating Jason Aldean's My Kinda Party, Eric Church's Chief, Lady Antebellum's Own the Night, Blake Shelton's Red River Blue and George Strait's Here for a Good Time. Reuters
  • Snooki (Nicole Pollizi)
    "RIP Snooki" also became a hot topic on Twitter. Obviously, the news was a hoax because the "Jersey Shore" star Nicole (Snooki) Polizzi is safe and sound. Reuters
  • Singer Rihanna watches the Memphis Grizzlies play the Los Angeles Clippers during their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, California
    Rihanna was the first celebrity to "die" on Twitter this year. There were rumors claiming that Rihanna died in a plane crash in early January. However, the trend of posting false rumors about celebrities death has become disgusting even for Twitter users themselves. Reuters
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Kim Jong-un was reportedly shot to death, Friday, at the North Korean embassy in Beijing, China.

Kim Jong-un is the third and youngest son of deceased Kim Jong-il, who passed away earlier this year. Kim Jong-un succeeded his father as the North Korean party, military and country's supreme leader last year.

The rumor about the Kim Jong-un's death exploded originally from Weibo, Twitter's Chinese equivalent, and becomes viral around the Internet, even though the assassination has not been confirmed by either the Chinese communist party of the North Korean government.

According to various reports, Kim was shot to death on Friday at 2:45 (Beijing time) by an unidentified person, who broke into Kim's residence. Subsequently, the assassin was killed by the bodyguard.

The rumor gained credence as an unusual high number of vehicles were seen parked at the North Korean embassy around midday.

Many netizens, especially Chinese netizens, were curious about Kim's condition.

Ask for confirmation: Was Kim Jong-Un really shot to death? - ?????????

Kim Jong-Un is stable emotionally. Only because the North Korean can't access to the Internet, Kim doesn't know he has already died. - ???????

The rumor has been refuted. Kim Jong-Un was truly killed. How powerful the Chinese netizens are. - ??ROC-LP

Kim Jong-Un on the phone, says rumours of his death are exaggerated. He doesn't sound well though. One won't lose much sleep either way. - Queen_UK Elizabeth Windsor

Can someone please call North Korea to make sure Kim Jong-Unis still alive? Isn't this why the AP has a bureau there? - Producer Matthew Matthew Keys

This is not the first time a micro-blogging site has killed a famous personality. Weibo is only following the steps of Twitter, which has become famous for spreading celebrity death hoaxes. Start the slideshow to find out top 10 celebrities killed by Twitter so far.

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