News of comedian actor Martin Lawrence’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world.

Martin Lawrence Death Hoax Dismissed Since Actor Is ‘Alive And Well’

News of comedian actor Martin Lawrence’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world.

However, the April 2015 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports, Hype Life Magazine understands.

Thankfully, the actor best known for his roles in Big Momma’s House, Blue Streak or Bad Boys is alive and well.

Rumors of the actor’s alleged demise gained traction on Saturday after a ‘R.I.P. Martin Lawrence’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’.

Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the American actor’s passing:

At about 11 a.m. ET on Saturday (April 11, 2015), our beloved actor Martin Lawrence passed away. Martin Lawrence was born on April 16, 1965 in Frankfurt. He will be missed but not forgotten. Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page.

Hundreds of fans immediately started writing their messages of condolence on the Facebook page, expressing their sadness that the talented 49-year-old actor was dead. Twitter was also frenzied over the death hoax.

On Sunday (April 12) the actor’s reps officially confirmed that Martin Lawrence is not dead.

“He joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. He’s still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet,” they said.

Some fans have expressed anger at the fake report saying it was reckless, distressing and hurtful to fans of the much loved actor. Others say this shows his extreme popularity across the globe.

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