Bill Cosby, 75, responds to death hoax: 'Stop it!'
Bill Cosby wants the Internet to know he's still alive at the age of 75.
The social media savvy comedian and actor took to his official Twitter page on August 29 to share a post on his website which dismissed a death hoax that was started by a Facebook page memorializing him.
On August 26, a Facebook user created a group page called "R.I.P. Bill Cosby" under the url Facebook.com/restinpeacelilbill. The page has since been taken down after getting over 315,000 likes. The creator of the page later admitted that he had fooled everyone, according to Us Weekly.
On August 29, Cosby Tweeted a link to a blog post on his official site with the headline "About Bill Cosby being dead. Stop it! Stop it!" The post features a list biblical passages that are about people being resurrected from death.
A spokesperson for Cosby confirmed to OnTheRedCarpet.com that the actor is alive and that all of the Tweets come directly from Cosby himself. The Twitter account features a profile photo of Cosby that is a QR code that links to his comedy app when scanned by a smart phone.
On Sunday, August 28, the comedian Tweeted a screen cap from "The Cosby Show" showing off one of Cliff Huxtable's infamous and colorful sweaters with the caption "I've never met anyone who didn't like this one!"
Cosby appeared as Dr. Heathcliff "Cliff" Huxtable on the series from 1984 to 1992.
The spokesperson for Cosby added that the actor was "annoyed and frustrated with this kind of irresponsible behavior" regarding people who started death hoaxes about him.
This is not the first time Cosby has been the victim of a death hoax. Back in 2010, Cosby spoke to CNN about previous hoaxes and said he had been the victim of a death hoax four times. The 2010 hoax happened on Twitter and led Cosby's daughter to call him to make sure he was alive.
"It had to hit her where usually you hear about your mother, your father, someone in your family, a friend, and it is no longer fun," Cosby told CNN.