Bill Cosby is used to winking at internet rumors of his death. But after another one spread Monday, he said he hopes people will give the hoaxes a rest.
After false news of Cosby‚Äôs death spread by Twitter on Monday - "Bill Cosby died" was a trending topic on the microblogging service - the 73-year-old comedian talked to CNN's "Larry King Live" to prove he still is around.
"I don't want [whoever spread the rumor] to do this anymore, because this is my fourth time being reported [dead]," Cosby said by phone to CNN‚Äôs Kyra Phillips, who was sitting in for Larry King on Monday night.
Cosby used his wit to counter previous rumors. After the first, he borrowed a Mark Twain quote about reports of his death being an exaggeration.
But Cosby said Monday's rumor felt different. He said it left one of his friends in tears before he realized it wasn‚Äôt true.
"I don't know. Maybe a psychiatrist will say I'm feeding [the rumor starter's] ego, but I just want to say to friends of that person: Just tell him to stop, because it isn't funny."
On his own Twitter account, Cosby still went for a bit of humor Monday when refuting the rumor.
"Again, I'm rebuttaling rumors about my demise. But, I'm confirming I have an app," Cosby wrote before linking to an iPhone application featuring clips of the comedian's performances.
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Love Bill Crosby and would love to meet him in person. I have a lithograph i would love to add to his collection. Very unusuall
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To you idiots posting his name it is Bill COSBY, not Coby, not Crosby, morons.
Wow, 4 times... Thats when you know you have made it.. When they keep tryn to kill ya but you wont go down. I tip my hat to you Mr. Cosby. You have handled this with allot of class. I hope these rumors stop bc the whole nation will shed a tear with the passing of such an Icon. And these tears allthough sad, should not be in vain. Best of luck to you sir- Joshua F
OMG! He is soooo silly. STEVEN WRIGHT! Rotflmbo!
I love me some Ben Crosby. It's Baker Baby!!!
love u Bill, watched u as a child when u were on nickelodian,with ure magic pen that made noises.
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Yay!!!? I was super sad ūüôĀ glad ur okay old man
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C'mon bro... Steven Wright is a white man... lol...
Okay..So knocking on 'somebody's' door and running is called, 'Playing Games' but saying someone left this world when God didn't call them back 'home' is NOT funny! Be careful how you treat someone or else you will reap what you sow! Love you Bill Cosby!