According to reports, Eddie Murphy is reported to have died shortly after a snowboard accident earlier today. The rumor is spreading on Facebook, Twitter and other social media. The fake report claimed that while at a ski resort in Zematt, Switzerland, ‘Eddie Murphy lost control of his snowboard and struck a tree at a high rate of speed. He was air lifted bt ski patrol teams to a local hospital, however, it is believed that the actor died instantly from the impact of the crash.’
Well, the truth is Eddie Murphy is a victim of another celebrity death hoax. He is not dead. He’s alive and well.
Eddie Murphy is a popular comedian, movie star, and part-time singer who started life in the housing projects of Brooklyn. His parents divorced when Murphy was a toddler, and his father, a policeman, was killed by an angry girlfriend when Murphy was 8. Murphy and his older brother, Charles, were placed in foster care when their mother was hospitalized for a long period of time. By high school, Murphy was the class clown, and by age 17 he was performing comedy in clubs where a kid his age wouldn’t otherwise have been allowed in. The smaller venues paid $25-$50 a night, and he soon worked his way to larger clubs, including New York’s Comic Strip.