Jesse McCartney silences false death rumors
Jan. 14, 2013, 4:32 PM EST
Singer Jesse McCartney has spoken out to dismiss false reports suggesting he
had died in a car accident on Sunday.
McCartney became a hot topic on Twitter over the weekend after a report
posted on a hoax news website alleged he had been killed in a "single vehicle
car crash on Route 80 between Morristown and Roswell" in New Jersey.
McCartney promptly put his fans at ease after hearing the sick claims and
simply tweeted, "The Rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated."
The 25-year-old is the latest to be targeted by online pranksters. Justin
Bieber, dance DJ David Guetta and soccer superstar David Beckham have all been
"killed off"' in the exact same way, while Eddie Murphy, Jim Carrey, Morgan
Freeman and Russell Brand have recently been forced to dismiss erroneous reports
about their untimely demise.