The death hoaxes on social networking sites have killed another Hollywood celebrity. After Jim Carrey, it is Will Smith who has become the latest victim of the celebrity death hoax trend on the internet.

The news of the actor's death originated from Global Associated News, known for spreading false news of celebrities' deaths.

According to their report, the 45-year-old Smith died on 19 January while filming a movie in New Zealand.

"Actor Will Smith died while filming a movie in New Zealand early this morning - January 19, 2014. Preliminary reports from New Zealand Police officials indicate that the actor fell more than 60 feet to his death on the Kauri Cliffs while on-set. Specific details are not yet available.

The accident occurred at approximately 4:30 am. (UTC/GMT +12)," Travelers Today quoted Global Associated News.

Several Smith fans, who believed the news, posted condolence messages on Facebook and Twitter.

However, the actor is reportedly doing well and is busy working on his forthcoming film. Smith will also make an appearance on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" which will be aired next month on NBC.

Apparently, a similar death hoax on Smith had spread in 2011. In fact, except for the date, every other details in the death news were similar to the new one.

"Actor Will Smith died while filming a movie in New Zealand early this morning - November 28, 2011. Preliminary reports from New Zealand Police officials indicate that the actor fell more than 60 feet to his death on the Kauri Cliffs while on-set. Specific details are not yet available," reported in 2011, according to Examiner.

Article Published: January 21, 2014 18:41 IST