The infamous celebrity death hoax strikes once again, spreading rumors that actor Adam Sandler has died in a tragic snowboarding accident in Switzerland. This same morbid (and totally bogus) obituary report has gone viral several times over the past few months, and this time around most Twitter and Facebook fans weren't so fast to fall for such absurdity. Even so, just so everyone is totally clear - Adam Sandler is alive and well and did not die at the slops of the Zermatt ski resort while on vacation with family and friends.
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Here is the bogus Adam Sandler obit originally posted by the prank website Global Associate News back in September, which sent many Happy Gilmore fans into a mournful viral tizzy (read more on the story here):
"Actor Adam Sandler is reported to have died shortly after a snowboard accident earlier today - December 6, 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."
(Update: Sandler is most definitely ALIVE! Adam Sandler 'Hallelujah' Hurricane Sandy Parody with Paul Shaffer at 12-12-12 Benefit Concert a Hit, Goes Viral on Twitter [VIDEO]).
Fans started to calm down after it was revealed that the "R.I.P. Adam Sandler" report was fake and that the actor was actually alive and well off filming the sequel for "Grown Ups." But for some reason, the morbid death rumors recently started trending again on Twitter and Facebook:
@charlaanne07: "I wonder if Adam Sandler is really dead? I hope it's just a rumor!!! #RIP."
@Rabz_97: "Adam Sandler the best COMEDIAN is dead NOOOOOOO !!! :O #RIPAdamSandler x."
Shay Jordan Box: "that is so horrible the world would just be a sad place without Adam Sandler
@alexr1989: "I hope the report of Adam Sandler dead is a hoax, the mans a legend! #NowYourGonnaDieClown #HappyGilmore."
@newcleo_ marni: "R.I.P. Adam Sandler. Sad how he died too. Probably the funniest white actor
But at least this time around many more fans were able to quickly debunk the rumors as a total lie (considering Sandler supposed died of the same snowboarding accident at least other three times by now):
@jennagarriety: "People, Adam Sandler is not dead #calmdown."
Emily Maxine Lively: "omg its just a group name to get your attention dumbasses. it worked didnt it! go outside or something."
@lexunderhill: "adam sandler can't be dead. they said he died from a snowboarding accident, and they said the same thing in september."
Lisa Marshall: "Stop this crappy site.Adam Sandler is not dead you sick fu##s."
@ddddeeevvvvv123: "You have to have no life to come up with a rumor of Adam Sandler being dead."
Tonya Bailey: "Funny how people write you off as dead when in fact you are not! But one thing is for sure, if you were you'd make one hilarious zombie--movie idea, Adam!"
@Thee_Elijah_S: "if adam sandler was dead, it would be the #1 trending topic worldwide."
Now that less people are finally beginning to fall for the Adam Sandler death hoax, will "R.I.P. Adam Sandler" eventually stop trending all the time on the web? Hopefully! But until then, fans should make sure that they get all their info from credible sources before going crazy on social media - spreading fake celebrity death rumors are exactly what the hoaxsters want!