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Bill Cosby dead? No, just another hoax

Comedian Bill Cosby promotes his new book "I

Comedian Bill Cosby promotes his new book "I Didn't Ask To Be Born: But I'm Glad I Was" at the Barnes & Noble on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. (Nov. 2, 2011) Credit: Getty Images

Bill Cosby is alive and well, but the comedian did fall victim to a celebrity death hoax on Monday.

Rumors began swirling that the funny man had died when an "R.I.P. Bill Cosby" Facebook page surfaced, sending Twitter users into a frenzy.

Fans worried that the former "Cosby Show" star had died, but they were quickly comforted when tweets started popping up declaring that reports Cosby had died were only a hoax.

E! News confirmed that the 73-year-old actor was alive and noted that this is at least the second time Cosby has been declared dead via Twitter. Other reports claimed this is the star's fifth death hoax.

Though Cosby has yet to comment on his rumored death, he did post on his verified Twitter account on Tuesday, proving he was doing fine.

"I've never met anyone who didn't like this one!" he wrote, along with an image of him on "The Cosby Show" in a brightly colored sweater. The actor last week also posted similar photos of memorable sweaters from the TV series. 

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