Stars Are Dying ... on Twitter

Jackie Chan is the latest star to fall victim to a Twitter hoax claiming he's dead. He's not alone: Kanye, Lindsay and more have all "died" in 140 characters

MORGAN FREEMAN

The actor's legendary voice hasn't been silenced – although you wouldn't know it on Twitter. After a bored user retweeted a false CNN report announing the actor's death, the story went viral, with reporters from several reputable news sites (like ESPN) retweeting the post as well. CNN finally issued a statement that the original post was false.