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Rumor Patrol: Kim Kardashian's Financial Secrets, Death Hoaxes, And More

Casey Johnson Casey Johnson
March 31st, 2012 1:00pm EDT

Chris Brown and Patrick Dempsey are dead: What a sad week! Big stars Chris Brown and Patrick Dempsey died in the same week - sure, it's only been reported in social media, but...

Verdict: False. The Dempsey car accident rumor started via Twitter, where it became a trending topic despite no one checking the source.

Chris Brown's death hoax apparently started on YouTube, of all places. Pranksters began to make comments like "RIP Chris" on his videos, and social sites took it from there. Both stars are alive and well.

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