BY Danica Bellini, Mstars Reporter , Mstarz reporter | Jun 12, 2013 01:46 PM EDT
Adam Sandler's new film "Grown Ups 2" is set to hit theaters on July 12. For some morbid reason, pranksters thought this would be the perfect time to refuel "Adam Sandler dead" rumors on the web. IT'S NOT TRUE. Repeat - Adam Sandler is NOT dead. The 46-year-old actor has simply fallen victim to the infamous online celebrity death hoax (again). "RIP Adam Sandler" is currently trending on Twitter and other popular social networking sites including Facebook... several fans actually believe that the comedic legend has passed away. He hasn't.
Check out these recent tweets posted by devastated "Happy Gilmore" enthusiasts:
@ChrisMMcEvoy: "Rest in peace Adam Sandler! One of the best actors around! #unbelieveable #rip #adamsandler.'
@Staceward_mowgs: "Cannot believe the news about Adam Sandler! What a guy!! #RIP."
@ashbash529: "Wait, what?! Brb crying. RIP Adam Sandler #youllbemissed."
@SerenaaEmm: "I CAN'T BELIEVE ADAM SANDLER DIED ARE YOU KIDDING ME OMG IM SOBBING I LOVE YOU MAN, EVERYONE DID. RIP."
@justkerrry: "WHY DID MY MUM JUST TEXT ME SAYING ADAM SANDLER IS DEAD, WHAT.'
@Jeremy2fr3sh: "Damn Adam Sander is dead! RIP."
Not sure how or why these "death hoax" rumors started going viral again... but it's all bogus. As Mstars previously reported:
Here is the bogus Adam Sandler obit originally posted by the prank website Global Associate News back in 2012, which sent many "Waterboy" fans into a mournful viral tizzy:
"Actor Adam Sandler is reported to have died shortly after a snowboard accident earlier today - June 12, 2012. (Obviously the website generates false up-to-the-date deaths).
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.
Adam Sandler was air lifted by ski patrol teams to a local hospital, however, it is believed that the actor died instantly from the impact of the crash. The actor was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident and drugs and alcohol do not appear to have played any part in his death."
This is a FAKE obit... Sandler is still alive and well. In fact, he's "died" at least five times by now:
There's even a disturbing story going around that Sandler tragically passed away in a plane crash... again, FALSE.
So, enjoy and laugh-on:
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