Charlie Sheen and Ashton Kutcher
Actors Charlie Sheen (L) and Ashton Kutcher are seen in this combination file photograph created May 12, 2011. Kutcher was reported on Thursday to have signed a deal to replace Charlie Sheen in a revamped version of top-rated U.S. television comedy "Two and A Half Men." Deadline Hollywood said Kutcher, 33, the husband of actress Demi Moore, had signed a deal to join the cast of the CBS show when it returns for a ninth season. Sheen was fired in March from his starring role as a womanizing bachelor after weeks of erratic behavior and for publicly insulting the producers REUTERS

Charlie Sheen is dead — the rumor had spread like wild fire in Twitter yesterday panicking fans to confirm the news. A virus is distributing through Facebook as well claiming Sheen’s death.

However, this was just a fake news, the former ‘Two and a Half Men’ star is alive and fine.

The Sheen speculation came just after a similar false rumour claimed Playboy mogul Hugh Hefner had passed away.

A user re-tweeted a fake Msnbc story that read, Charlie Sheen was found dead in his Beverly Hills early this morning, causes of his death are currently unknown (sic), but a fan of the actor attempted to put the story to bed, tweeting, Charlie Sheen is not dead! he just sent me a tweet RT.”

Charlie Sheen has been tweeting throughout the day, Might be time for an I'll do anything party... Vegas Anyone?

The news might have generated from the fact that his character in ‘Two and a Half Men’ is set to be killed. Ashton Kutcher is replacing him for the new series.

Charlie Sheen is reported to be expected to be back in air with his new show. Sheen and producer Joe Roth and Lionsgate media have apparently partnered to create a new sitcom based on the 2003 movie ‘Anger Management’.