Bill Cosby is laughing off reports of his death, after becoming the latest in a handful of celebrities 'killed off' by internet hoaxers.
Reports surfaced online earlier this month (Feb10) alleging the Cosby Show star had passed away - but the funnyman has been quick to assure fans he's alive and well.
In a post on his website, Cosby writes, "About 10 hours ago, an internet hoax started that said Bill Cosby is dead. The announcement of me being dead may be a VIRUS. And now ladies and gentlemen for my rebuttal.
"As you well know, a dead person cannot rebuttal. Therefore, I am rebuttaling to tell you that when I heard the news I immediately began rebuttaling and went into denial. My wife has just informed me that there is no such word as rebuttaling, she says the word is rebutting. But I don't care, because I'm alive!
"Thank you. PS. That's another thing dead people don't say."
Zach Braff, Johnny Depp and Kanye West have all been recently targeted in similar death claims by online pranksters.