Johnny Depp has become the latest celebrity to be targeted by an online death hoax.
Several internet pranksters alleged Depp had died in a car crash, while other online reports claim the actor was found dead at his French home.
Messages mourning the star picked up speed as they were spread on Twitter.com, but GossipCop.com reveals the actor is "well".
The report is the latest in a series of online hoaxes - Zach Braff, George Clooney, Twilight writer Stephenie Meyer, and Jeff Goldblum have all been victims of false death reports in the last year (09-10).