Adam Sandler did not die in a Zermatt snowboard accident

By adamrowden, 29 Nov '12 at 12:44

What is it with the internet and death hoaxes? And, why does snowboarding seem to be the current favoured cause of ‘death’?

It was recently reported that Eddie Murphy - the man capable of playing every single role in a film - had died in a snowboarding accident and another one recently stated that Adam Sandler had also fallen victim of a snowboarding accident.

Well, after the Eddie Murphy rumour was quashed a few weeks ago, it seems that Adam Sandler is also a survivor of another hoax.

The website that reported his death stated...

"Actor Adam Sandler is reported to have died shortly after a snowboard accident earlier today. The actor & novice snowboarder was vacationing at the Zermatt ski resort in Zermatt, Switzerland with family and friends. Witnesses indicate that Adam Sandler lost control of his snowboard and struck a tree at a high rate of speed."

After the rumour spread and began to circulate on Twitter, a fake ‘RIP Adam Sandler’, Facebook page was then created and it now has over 70,000 likes.

But fans of the 50 First Dates star can rest assured that he did not die in a snowboarding accident in Zermatt recently. In fact, Sandler is just one of a long list of famous people who have been on the end of death hoaxes, including Bill Cosby, Reese Witherspoon, Adele and Robert Pattinson.

The death hoax favourite seems to be BIll Cosby, who has ‘died’ at least five times over the alst few years.

"I don't want [whoever spread the rumour] to do this anymore, because this is my fourth time being reported [dead]," Cosby told CNN.

"I don't know. Maybe a psychiatrist will say I'm feeding [the rumour starter's] ego, but I just want to say to friends of that person: Just tell him to stop, because it isn't funny."

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