Some jokes just aren't funny. Case in point: the latest Jack Black death hoax.
For the record, the actor is alive and well. But fans were freaking out and social media went into a tailspin after a rumor spread that the star had died, perpetuated by the apparently hacked Twitter account of his band Tenacious D.
The tweets announced that the King Kong and School of Rock actor had died at the age of 46 and "the cause of death is yet unknown." Hours later, the hacker (believed to be someone calling himself "Ruthless") revealed the truth: "Calm down guys! It's just a prank, bro."
Jack Black and wife Tanya Haden. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
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Jack has been the subject of several death hoaxes, including one that went viral last week. His last public appearance was just a couple of days ago.
We're glad you're okay (again), Jack!