Alfonso Ribeiro, Carlton from 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,' Tweets about death hoax
Alfronso Ribeiro wants fans to know he is still around despite a death hoax about him on the Internet.
The 40-year-old actor, who is likely best known for his role on "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" as Carlton Banks, took to his verified Twitter account on Saturday, September 8, to address the rumor.
He wrote in one Tweet, "I guess FB has a page saying I died. I wonder what people are gonna say at my funeral???"
The actor later added, "It's crazy how many people are calling me about this rumor."
Then Ribeiro tried to see the positive in another Tweet about the situation saying, "Thanks for all the love. In every situation you must find the positive."
Ribeiro can be seen in the picture above on the left with fiancee Angela Unkrich on September 6, 2012, at the InTouch Icons and Idols event in Wes Hollywood, California.
The actor is just the latest celebrity to be a victim of a death hoax on Facebook. Last week, another page on Facebook claimed Bill Cosby was dead but the comedian himself put the rumors to rest by Tweeting about the news as well.
Ribeiro started out as a child actor on Broadway who went on to have a recurring role in the sitcom "Silver Spoons" from 1984 to 1987. He later played Will Smith's spoiled cousin Carlton Banks in "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" from 1991 to 1996.
The actor has gone on to appear in series like "In The House," "The Brothers Garcia" and "Big Time Rush." Ribeiro has also established a career behind the lens as a director of several television series like "Are We There Yet?," "Meet the Browns" and "Shake It Up." He has competed on "Celebrity Duets" and hosted a GSN game show called "Catch 21."
In 2011, he reunited with his "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" co-stars Will Smith, James Avery, Tatiana Ali and Karyn Parsons.