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A horrifying video posted to YouTube on Jan. 3 – which features footage of a brutal and disturbing car accident – was titled "Ricky Martin dead in tragic accident New Year's day," and that was all it took for a fake story to take the internet by storm.
Obviously, Ricky Martin isn't dead. In fact, he's busy making jokes about his own fake death on Instagram. Like this photo of him overlooking a stunning, exotic vista with the setting sun forming a halo of light around his head.
He captioned the photo: "#Sunset in #heaven."
Martin is one of many stars who have been the subject of death hoaxes, which seem to be increasingly frequent. From Jeff Goldblum to Betty White, no celeb is safe from the bored minds of internet pranksters.
In fact, Ricky Martin is hard at work creating new music, and ETonline even got an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the making of the music video for his new song "Adios." Check it out in the video below.