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It is believed that Tom MacMaster, the man behind Amina Arraf, took this photo of Jelena Lecic from Facebook and used it in a hoax that tricked the international Web community. Death&Taxes

Hugh Hefner, DEAD? Rumors of the Hef's demise proved yesterday that 2011 is the year of the hoax. Playboy mogulHugh Hefner's Twitter account was hacked into yesterday, with pranksters reporting that he had died of a heart attack.

The rumors of my death are, as Mark Twain observed in a similar situation, greatly exaggerated. I'm very much alive and kicking. Hefner jokingly Tweeted.

Hefner is 85-years-old. He suffered a mild stroke over when he was 59 and has since calmed the ruccus lifestyle for which he is still wildly famous with men around the world.

The quintessential playboy has dated up to seven women at once.

Charlie Sheen Death rumors also circulated the Internets today.

As with the Hugh Hefner death rumor, Sheen used Twitter to dispel the rumors.

The actor wrote, Warlock: long nap...very much alive.

It appears Sheen's still #Winning. And his career is still alive too with another TV show reportedly in the works for the former-Two and a Half Men star.

OJ Simpson Confession rumors were almost as scandalous as the Hugh Hefner death rumors.

Oprah Winfrey's representatives denied allegations that OJ Simpson told her producers he killed his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend, Ronald Goldman, just hours after it was reported by The Daily Mail and The National Inquirer.

The former athlete and television star was expected to tape an interview with the daytime talk show icon.

OJ Simpson's confession may not have excited as many as Hugh Hefner's death rumors did today, but it was still shocking.

Tom MacMaster's Gay Girl in Syria Confession took Internet gullibles to a place far away from the Playboy mansion, where Hugh Hefner's death was rumored to take place.

The world Internet community believed that Gay Girl in Damascus blogger Amina Abdallah Arraf al-Omari was really blogging from the streets of Damascus.

Confirming allegations that Amina was a figment of his imagination, Tom MacMaster, a student in Edinburgh, Scotland, posted his final blogs on her Web site, explaining that his false identity was a nerd experiment meant to confirm the pervasiveness of new forms of liberal Orientalism.