This is not the first time that Morgan Freeman has been reported dead. Death hoaxes are reports that target celebrities where they will be reported dead through a social networking site or a blog. The theory behind death hoaxes is unknown. The only reason I can think of is due to the traffic that it brings.
Most recently, veteran actor Morgan Freeman was the target. The hashtag #RIPMorganFreemanwas trending on Twitter as the rumor that he died falling off a cliff spread through the internet.
A tribute page was created on Facebook immediately after the trending hashtag and have gotten a lot of “likes”.
The actor himself posted a message on his Facebook page saying, “Like Mark Twain, I keep reading that I have died,” wrote the 75-year-old Freeman. “I hope those stories are not true…but if they are, I’m happy to report that my afterlife seems identical to my life when I was alive.”