James Earl Jones is not dead; just the latest victim of an internet hoax

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Actor James Earl Jones is the latest celebrity to fall victim to an celebrity death hoax.   More than 1.5 million people have fallen victim to an internet prank by Feednewz with the headline “James Earl Jones dies at age 84 in Arkabutla, Mississippi”.

The story began circulating on Facebook several days ago and it sparked off rumors among fans that the 84-year-old actor had actually died.

The link leads to “You Got Owned” page to expose that it’s fake.

The rumor has taken off on social media, as fans tweeted their condolences on Twitter.

The award-winning actor  and the voice of “Darth Vader” in the Star Wars films is very much alive and well.

Earlier this month, it was announced that Jones will return to the “Lion King” sequel “The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar” as the voice of Simba’s father, Mufasa.