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Usher Falls Victim to Internet Death Hoax

USMagazine, Tuesday, April 10, 2012, 1:47pm (PDT)

Rest assured, music fans: Usher is alive and well.

Despite rumors he perished in a Tuesday car crash in New Mexico, the R&B powerhouse is fully present -- and took to Twitter to prove it.

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"I must've died and went to heaven...Alive and cold kickin ass!!" Usher, 33, tweeted after the rumors surfaced, posting a pic of himself shirtless and sweaty. He later added: "Livin' Legend!" The false report of the singer's death was originated by Global Associated News, which posted a detailed accident report describing the crash said to have involved Usher.

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In the fine print of the article, however, a disclaimer can be found declaring the item to be false. "THIS STORY IS 100% FAKE! this is an entertainment website, and this is a totally fake article based on zero truth and is a complete work of fiction for entertainment purposes!" reads the disclaimer.

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The faux news site has also perpetuated death hoaxes about Reba McEntire, Jon Bon Jovi and several other stars.

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