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Channing Tatum Died in a Snowboard Accident? Nope! Actor Debunks Crazy Hoax

Oh, Internet! You can be such a mean little poop sometimes.

On Saturday, the “Global Associated News” posted a story headlined "Actor - Channing Tatum Dies In Snowboard Accident":

"Actor Channing Tatum is reported to have died shortly after a snowboard accident earlier today [originally posted as September 8, 2012 but now as September 9.] The actor & novice snowboarder was vacationing at the Zermatt ski resort in Zermatt, Switzerland with family and friends. Witnesses indicate that Channing Tatum lost control of his snowboard and struck a tree at a high rate of speed. Channing Tatum was air lifted by ski patrol teams to a local hospital, however, it is believed that the actor died instantly from the impact of the crash. The actor was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident and drugs and alcohol do not appear to have played any part in his death."

This bad joke/hoax was apparently believed by enough people that Channing himself felt compelled to tweet "On set in Montreal. Alive and well. :-)"

Glad to hear he’s alive and well — and sorry to give more attention to the people who create these hoaxes, but it's just another lesson about not believing everything you read. Never wander the Internet alone, kids!

Sources: Global Associated News, Twitter

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09.9.2012 / 11:16 PM EDT by Gina Carbone
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