Ricky Martin mocks death hoax on Instagram

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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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INGLEWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 22: Ricky Martin performs on stage during iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina Music Festival at The Forum on November 22, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by JC Olivera/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 20: Recording artist Ricky Martin (2nd L) performs with dancers during the 15th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 20, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 20: Jackson Thomas poses alongside Ricky Martin during a media call with the final five contenstants and their coaches from The Voice at Fox Studios on July 20, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Don Arnold/WireImage)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 17: Ricky Martin greets fans during a media call with Ricky Martin at Westfield Hurstville on July 17, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Don Arnold/WireImage)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 16: Voice finalist Jackson Thomas (L) poses with Ricky Martin at a Grand Finale event held at Eureka Tower on July 16, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Graham Denholm/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - JUNE 09: Ricky Martin attends 'El Hormiguero' Tv show at Vertice Studio on June 9, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Juan Naharro Gimenez/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 16: Ricky Martin smiles at a Grand Finale event held at Eureka Tower on July 16, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Graham Denholm/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 22: Ricky Martin performs at iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina Music Festival - Show at The Forum on November 22, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic)
INGLEWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 22: Recording artist Ricky Martin attends the iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina festival presented by Sprint at The Forum on November 22, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Ricky Martin arrives at the 15th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 20, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/FilmMagic)
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