You haven't achieved fame until people spread rumors that you're dead (or gay) when you're not. These days, with social media making it easier than ever to spread the word, it seems like a week doesn't go by without a famous person fake dying. Last Thursday, a joke tweet made to look like a retweet of CNN breaking news convinced many on the Internet that actor Morgan Freeman had died when he is, in fact, alive and well, caked beyond belief and probably definitely nailing a hotter, younger chick than you are, on a pile of money. False rumors of deaths are funny as hell and never hurt anyone, so here’s a list of the 15 best celebrity death hoaxes out there. Get up on how famous people (did not) get low.

By Tanya Ghahremani