Thanks to a death hoax on Twitter, the last couple of days have left people wondering – is Keanu Reeves dead or alive?
After the news of Whitney Houston’s death hit over the weekend, there have been a spate of celebrity death rumours circling the net; Keanu’s death hoax started as a rumour and quickly spread like wildfire, ending up as trending topic on Twitter with people discussing his death in a snowboarding accident.
The rumour was originally set in motion by a fake news site called Global Associated News, who reported the following, along with a photo of an air lift of Keanu Reeves and a video about Zermatt Ski resort:
Actor Keanu Reeves is reported to have died shortly after a snowboard accident earlier today – February 12, 2012.
The actor & novice snowboarder was vacationing at the Zermatt ski resort in Zermatt, Switzerland with family and friends. Witnesses indicate that Keanu Reeves lost control of his snowboard and struck a tree at a high rate of speed.
Keanu Reeves 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.
Keanu joins a long list of celebrities who have been falsely reported as dead – including rapper Drake (who was the victim of another Twitter hoax last week), Eddie Murphy, Adele, Charlie Sheen, Adam Sandler and Tiger Woods.
What is it with Twitter trying to kill all these celebrities? And isn’t it a little bit scary how quickly rumour spreads these days – even if it’s false?
We’re happy to tell you all that Keanu Reeves has since been reported to be perfectly fine and is well and alive.
Keanu Reeves has a reputation for being the 'quiet achiever'.