Another new celebrity death is being spread on both Facebook on Twitter with regards to famous actor Mickey Rourke dying in a snowboard accident. The news is similar to earlier hoaxes which Arnold Schwarzenegger and Keanu Reeves were victims of.
The message is being spread through the same satire website mediafetcher and is a hoax and not real news. Rest assured, Mickey Rourke is not dead.
The link in question leads you to a fake story page, which has the following content:
Actor Mickey Rourke is reported to have died shortly after a snowboard accident earlier today – June 24, 2012.
The actor & novice snowboarder was vacationing at the Zermatt ski resort in Zermatt, Switzerland with family and friends. Witnesses indicate that Mickey Rourke lost control of his snowboard and struck a tree at a high rate of speed.
Mickey Rourke was air lifted by ski patrol teams to a local hospital, however, it is believed that the actor died instantly from the impact of the crash. The actor was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident and drugs and alcohol do not appear to have played any part in his death.
Please do not spread this fake message around.
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