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Alfonso Riberio, aka Carlton From ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,’ the Latest Victim of a Death Hoax

Sun., Sep. 9, 2012 10:09 AM EDT
by Rachael Mason

Alfonso Riberio

The web is buzzing with news about Alfonso Riberio, who is best known for playing Carlton on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” Fans have been asking if the actor is dead, but he is very much alive and well.

On Saturday, Riberio tweeted, “I guess FB has a page saying I died. I wonder what people are gonna say at my funeral???”

News of his death went viral after someone created a Facebook tribute page to the actor that expressed condolences after his supposed passing. The page, however, was a hoax.

Still, rumors of his death continued to spread throughout the weekend. “It’s crazy how many people are calling me about this rumor,” Riberio posted to his Twitter account late Saturday afternoon.

This incident is the latest in a long line of celebrity death hoaxes. Other recent falsely reported celebrity deaths have included Morgan Freeman and Eddie Murphy.

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