Celebrity death hoaxes are nothing new, but when the false death news of Hugh Hefner began to spread after a hack of his Twitter account, many panicked as the iconic man behind Playboy magazine is 85.
However, the famed bachelor took to social networking site Twitter to downplay his death rumors and said he is still alive and in good health.
The rumors of my death are, as Mark Twain observed in a similar situation, greatly exaggerated. I'm very much alive and kicking, Hefner tweeted, responding to the hoax. I'm lying in bed next to Shera Bechard with a big smile on my face, reading tweets about my unexpected demise. I'm happy to see how many people are pleased that I'm not dead.
Hefner is now 85-years-old. He suffered from a mild stroke when he was 59 and has since calmed the ruckus lifestyle for which he is still wildly famous with men around the world. The quintessential playboy has dated up to seven women at once.
Hefner isn't the first celebrity to fall victim to a Twitter hoax. Earlier this year rumors spread that comedy star Jim Carrey had died during a snowboarding accident. The victims list includes Justin Bieber, Wesley Snipes, Britney Spears, Jackie Chan, Charlie Sheen, Tom Cruise and many more.
Christian Slater is another celebrity to have his death wrongly reported on Twitter.
Here is the list of ten celebrities who falsely made it to heaven.