Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan earned over $100 million in 2015Reuters

Michael Jordan, one of the most popular athletes of all time, is not dead. The legendary basketball player became the latest victim of death hoax on social media. A message has gone viral on social media, claiming that the retired player has been found dead at his residence.

However, Jordan is alive and well. The fake death report is just a Facebook scam that tricks social media users to click on the spam website. The message link, which reads that the former basketball player has been found dead at his home, takes users on the dubious fake-news website.

The latest death hoax is nothing but a revamped version of the old fake reports that circulated in November 2015. But fans can relax as the former NBA player is alive. In fact, on Thursday he spoke about violent protests taking place in Charlotte, North Carolina.

"First, I want to express my condolences to the Scott family for their loss. I also wish for a full recovery to those who have been injured," he said.

"In light of the tragic events of the past three days, it is more important than ever that we restore calm and come together, as a community, in peaceful demonstration and conversation, and in constructive and non-violent ways. As part of the fabric of Charlotte, the Hornets organisation is committed to working with civic leaders, our elected leaders and law enforcement to foster more trust, transparency and understanding so we can heal and grow together as a community."