After numerous Bollywood celebrities, the latest one to fall victim to an online death hoax is veteran actor Dilip Kumar.
The news of the actor's sudden demise started spreading on Twitter on 24 November, and it was being said that the actor, who has been ill for long time, passed away at Lilawati Hospital in Mumbai.
The news started spreading like wild fire and soon twitter was flooded with messages about the actor's demise.
However, it later turned out that Kumar is in good health and the news is fake. Megastar Amitabh Bachchan took to his twitter handle to clarify about the actor's death rumours.
This is not the first time that the actor has been killed by online users. In September 2011, there was a rumour that Dilip Kumar was no more. Later, the yesteryear actor's wife Saira Banu issued a public statement clarifying that the actor is completely fine.
T 1685 - Some baseless rumours being spread about Yusuf Saheb - Dilip Kumar, being ill .. Saira ji just informed me he is perfectly fine !
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) November 24, 2014
Check out some tweets about Dilip Kumar's death hoax.
Rip Dilip Kumar Saab ... The Legend is no more , saddest day in Bollywood .. Rest In Peace ...
— B I P L A B (@BiplabParial) November 24, 2014
Sending prayers for everyone's favourite, Dilip Kumar sb. May Allah watch over you always. — Mehr Tarar (@MehrTarar) November 24, 2014
Of late many celebs have become victim of online death hoaxes. Recently, rumours were rife that rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh died in a car accident. Later, the singer himself slammed the news and said: "News of YoYo's accident is a fake rumour must be spread by some haters. Please don't bother and Keep blessing YoYo."
Other celebs who have been dogged by such rumours are Big B, Rajinikanth, Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Parekh and Kader Khan among others.