October 24, 2012 06:40:51 GMT
The 'Shawshank Redemption' actor denies that he is dead, saying his death report is just another hoax.
Morgan Freeman is not dead. On Tuesday, October 23, the 75-year-old actor clarified his death news on his Facebook page, "Like Mark Twain, I keep reading that I have died. I hope those stories are not true."
He continued, "But if they are, I'm happy to report that my afterlife seems identical to my life when I was alive. I did go to Las Vegas to begin work on the film 'Last Vegas'. That is anything but a death sentence."
Back in August, a Facebook page called "RIP Morgan Freeman" was created and is still active up to now despite denial. Morgan's representative said back then, "Morgan is alive and well, and joins the long list of actors who have been victimized by this hoax. He's still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet."
In September, there was another page using the same name. The second page has, so far, received more than 59,000 likes, which is less than the first one that already collected almost a million likes.
Morgan is not the only victim of death hoax. Eddie Murphy and Bill Cosby suffered the same false news from the social media page such as Twitter and Facebook. "Please stop these death hoaxes. We have had no notifications of Bill Cosby, Morgan Freeman, Eddie Murphy, or Rihanna having arrived. - death," Bill tweeted on September 7.
Morgan works with Robert De Niro and Michael Douglas in his latest project, "Last Vegas". The movie tells about four old friends who decide to throw a Las Vegas bachelor party for the only one of them who has remained single. The comedy movie is expected to be released next year.