Messages have spread across social networks today claiming that film actor Jim Carrey has been killed in a snowboarding accident.
Fans of the actor have been tweeting how sad they are to hear the news, and sharing links on sites like Facebook to a news report about the film star’s death.
However, the news story is baloney – and anyone who spreads the link has been duped by a new variant of a hoax that we have seen many times before.
Yes, if you click on the link you do see what appears to be a breaking news story about Jim Carrey’s death.
But no, the story is not true.
Actor Jim Carrey is reported to have died shortly after a snowboard accident earlier today – December 12, 2012.
The actor & novice snowboarder was vacationing at the Zermatt ski resort in Zermatt, Switzerland with family and friends. Witnesses indicate that Jim Carrey lost control of his snowboard and struck a tree at a high rate of speed.
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