Claims that Morgan Freeman died this month have fans in a panic as they mourn the loss of the award-winning actor, not realizing that it has already been reported that the rumors are completely false.
“Morgan is alive and well, and joins a long list of actors who have been victimized by this hoax,” one of Freeman’s reps told E! Online.
Despite constant reports that the death rumor was just a cruel joke, many fans are still mourning the loss of the award-winning actor, not realizing that the Facebook page at the source of this rumor was really just trying to teach them all a lesson.
The Facebook page indeed claimed that Morgan Freeman died this month, but the “About” section of the page revealed the intentions of the person who spread the fake, tragic news.
“He’s still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet,” the Facebook user wrote.
It’s never okay to spark such a serious rumor, even if it is for the sake of teaching someone a lesson, and it’s pretty obvious that the 59,000 people who liked the page and posted their condolences on the profile’s wall still didn’t learn their lesson.
In addition to the infamous celebrity death hoax, rumors have also sparked that Freeman will be the voice narrating the “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie.
The Academy Award winning actor’s voice is certainly one of the most famous and most popular voices in Hollywood, but it won’t be the voice narrating the kinky sex life between Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey.
According to E! Online, this huge rumor started when actor and comedian Josh Robert Thompson impersonated the “March of the Penguins” narrator and began narrating clips from the “Fifty Shades of Grey” book.
Although Freeman very well could be the voice behind the film, it’s simply something that hasn’t been discussed by anyone yet. After all, the “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie is still without a director or producer, so the cast of the flick is certainly the last thing on anyone’s mind when it comes to production.