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Lil Wayne victim of another death hoax

Wonderwall, Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 5:37pm (PST)
  • Rapper Lil Wayne is alive and well after falling victim to another death hoax.

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    The Lollipop hitmaker hit headlines on Monday after a video titled, "RIP Lil Wayne, Rapper Found Dead", surfaced online and falsely reported that the star, who is epileptic, died after suffering a seizure.

    Many are speculating that the video itself is a virus, since users have to share the clip on Facebook before viewing it, which is a common template used by hackers to spread malware on computers.

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    But fans can rest assured that Wayne is fine and not deceased, as the video reports.

    Earlier this year, the rapper was said to be near death after suffering a seizure and being placed in a medically-induced coma in the intensive care unit at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

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    However, he later took to Twitter to assure devotees he was making a recovery, writing, "I'm good everybody. Thnx (thanks) for the prayers and love."

    The health scare subsequently prompted Wayne, 31, to go public with his epilepsy diagnosis.

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