In 2006, rumours abounded that Jaleel White had died from an overdose. The "Steve Urkel" actor is of course alive and well and is now forty-two years old.
Heartthrob George Clooney also fell victim to rumours surrounding his death. The handsome actor did not know anything about his reported death until he began to receive worried phone calls from friends and relatives. But ladies, there's no need to worry, George is still alive and kicking!
Jack Black's alleged death was reported in an official tweet on his band 'Tenacious D's' account. Fans worldwide payed tribute using the hashtag "'#RIPJackBlack". However, the whole thing turned out to be a joke in the end. The account had been hacked anonymously.
In 2004 news spread that Malcolm in the Middle star Erik Per Sullivan had died in a car accident. Luckily, it quickly became clear that "Dewey" was most certainly alive.
Tom Cruise "died" twice in 2008. Once during a dangerous stunt and once from a heart attack. However, luckily the news turned out not to be true and he is alive and well today!
Britney Spears has also been reported dead several times. In 2001 a hacker even managed to write a fake news report of her death on the CNN website!