Ricky Martin mocks death hoax on Instagram

Ricky Martin Instagrams Back to Life After Death Hoax
Ricky Martin Instagrams Back to Life After Death Hoax

by Zach Seemayer 11:55 PM PST, January 04, 2015

Did you hear about the latest celebrity to get killed off by a Facebook death hoax? Turns out the newest "victim" is Latin pop star Ricky Martin.

A horrifying video posted to YouTube on Jan. 3 – which features footage of a brutal and disturbing car accident – was titled "Ricky Martin dead in tragic accident New Year's day," and that was all it took for a fake story to take the internet by storm.

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Obviously, Ricky Martin isn't dead. In fact, he's busy making jokes about his own fake death on Instagram. Like this photo of him overlooking a stunning, exotic vista with the setting sun forming a halo of light around his head.

He captioned the photo: "#Sunset in #heaven."

Martin is one of many stars who have been the subject of death hoaxes, which seem to be increasingly frequent. From Jeff Goldblum to Betty White, no celeb is safe from the bored minds of internet pranksters.

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