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The latest victim of Internet rumors is hip-hop star Kanye West, who was said to have died in a car accident Tuesday in Los Angeles.
According to the phony story, "a bizarre car crash in Los Angeles involving two luxury cars early this morning [left] rapper Kanye West dead, a second injured, a third arrested for gross vehicular manslaughter and a fourth person was detained by police. A Los Angeles Police Department officer witnessed the wreck and saw a red Ferrari and a white Porsche 'spinning out of control' on Jamboree Road between Bison Avenue and East Bluff Drive."
Adding to the rumor was a doctored headline on what appeared to be the homepage of Fox news. It immediately became a trending topic on Twitter, leaving many to wonder if the story was true or not.
Luckily, West’s girlfriend Amber Rose put an end to the rumors via Twitter.
"This 'RIP Kanye West' topic is not funny and it's NOT TRUE,” Rose tweeted. “He has people like myself and his family that love him very much ... It's in extreme poor taste to have that as a trendy topic. It's totally disrespectful to make up a story like this we're all human ... and we all make mistakes and to say someone died cuz of a mistake is ridiculous. You wouldn't want someone to say that about you."
There’s nothing like a strong woman to stand by your side.
Lil Wayne, Jeff Goldblum, Emma Watson and Natalie Portman all feel your pain, Kanye. They also have "died" this year according to rumors.
No matter what you think about Kanye after his outburst at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, there’s nothing funny about the rapper dying in a car crash. Almost six years ago to the day, West was involved in a nearly fatal car accident in Los Angeles, which served as the inspiration for his single, “Through the Wire.”
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