Who said Morgan Freeman is dead? Not us
December 16th, 2010
06:27 PM ET

Who said Morgan Freeman is dead? Not us

Information circulating on Twitter on Thursday alleging CNN reported that actor Morgan Freeman had died is a hoax.

CNN tweeted the following statement Thursday evening in response to the rumors: "CNN did not report Morgan Freeman death. Rumor is false. CNN will aggressively investigate this hoax."

Meanwhile, Freeman "is very much alive," his publicist Stan Rosenfield told CNN.

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  1. ladymercury

    lol what?

    December 16, 2010 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Kmaster

    who cares

    December 16, 2010 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Cabert


    December 16, 2010 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Sm


    December 16, 2010 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Splinter48708

    CNN got Punk'd!!! LOL!

    December 16, 2010 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Deb

    Kmaster isn't very nice !!!

    December 16, 2010 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  7. MorganFreeman

    Two things never happened again after that day. Bogs never walked again and CNN never posted unconfirmed internet rumors.

    December 16, 2010 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  8. dara

    i thought with him dating his step grand-daughter, perhaps he had a heart attack trying to keep up with her.. UGh. wouldn't wish that on anyone.. just saying. that's what i thought. Glad it's not true !!

    December 16, 2010 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      Guess he belongs to the same club as woody-Allen...

      December 16, 2010 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Zam

      Woody Allen was in no way, shape, or form related to Soon-Yi Previn when he started seeing her. She was an adult when they started dating. She was the adopted daughter of Woody's ex-girlfriend Mia, and Woody never raised Soon-Yi, lived with Soon-Yi or Mia, or served any role as a father or authority figure to Soon-Yi Previn. He was NOT married to Mia, nor was he Soon-Yi's stepfather.

      Soon-Yi and Woody have been happily married for 13 years, and have two children.

      Perhaps you should know what you're talking about before you go around making lame accusations about someone else's relationship.

      December 17, 2010 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Sidewinder

    Lolol...I dub the Morgan "the zombie" Freeman. Hell of a UFC fighter, that guy.

    December 16, 2010 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Homer Simpson

    shootin pool with a rope?

    December 16, 2010 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Antasha

    So glad its not true. I like his movies. He must make a few more before leaving us.

    December 16, 2010 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Sulena Olivia

    Glad the truth is revealed. I'm sure many of us wish this was the truth for many of our loved ones that are no longer here. To the family of Mr. Freeman, I hope every moment this false rumor took from you is returned with moments of fun & joy : )

    December 16, 2010 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
  13. banasy

    I never heard this rumor in the first place...so chances are neither did a lot of the nation. Glad Mr. Freeman is alive and well, but methinks CNN has inflated sense of just how important they are to the news world! Sorry CNN...

    December 16, 2010 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • CJSamms

      FYI, Twitter RTs attributing the story to CNN were so rampant on Thursday, that CNN was forced to respond. It's too bad that anyone can attach RT to their tweets without it actually being a retweet.

      December 17, 2010 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Romania

      You might not heard of it, and remeber "lot of the nation" - your nation, does not represent the world. The news made it all around the world thanks to the wonderful thing called internet. See here the news in Romania - http://stiri.rol.ro/cnn-a-anuntat-ca-actorul-morgan-freeman-a-murit–video-673382.html

      December 18, 2010 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  14. Kevin

    He's still alive & still trying to nail his step granddaughter

    December 16, 2010 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Jack

    Never heard of him. Who cares?

    December 16, 2010 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
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