is laughing off reports of his death, after becoming the latest in a handful of celebrities 'killed off' by internet hoaxers. Reports surfaced online earlier this month alleging The Cosby Show
star had passed away - but the funnyman has been quick to assure fans he's alive and well.
In a post on his website, Cosby writes, "About 10 hours ago, an internet hoax started that said Bill Cosby is dead. The announcement of me being dead may be a VIRUS. And now ladies and gentlemen for my rebuttal. As you well know, a dead person cannot rebuttal. Therefore, I am rebuttaling to tell you that when I heard the news I immediately began rebuttaling and went into denial. My wife has just informed me that there is no such word as rebuttaling; she says the word is rebutting. But I don't care, because I'm alive! "
"Thank you. PS. that's another thing dead people don't say."
, Johnny Depp
and Kanye West
have all been recently targeted in similar death claims by online pranksters.
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