There have been many hoaxed about the death of a famous person and in light of the Jim Carrey death Hoax and an amount of genuine celebrity deaths that are occurring this year it's easy to think that they're actually dead. So if you hear of a celebrity death don't believe it unless it's announced on the News whether it is on one of the news channels, in the paper or on an official website like Sky news or the BBC News website otherwise it's likely to be a hoax that causes concern among fans
To be sure check their wikipedia page as the date of death will appear not long after the death has been announced. When I hear of or come across a celebrity death I always check on the BBC News website or their wikipedia page to make sure that it isn't a hoax
Have you done any of these?