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Mickey Rourke's agent bombarded with panicked calls after death hoax

WENN, Saturday, January 26, 2013, 6:06am (PST)
  • Mickey Rourke's agent has slammed false rumors suggesting the actor has died after the representative was bombarded with condolence calls on Friday.

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    The "Sin City" star is the latest celebrity to fall victim to the morbid trend of online hoaxes which claim that a star has died in a snowboarding accident in Switzerland.

    After the rumors hit the web, Rourke's agent David Unger had to tell a string of panicked callers that the actor was in fact very much alive.

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    He tells New York gossip column Page Six that the star is "very touched by the outpouring of concern, and is alive and well in Beverly Hills."

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    Unger adds, "I have been getting condolence calls from all over the world. But I can confirm Mickey is very alive."

    Jim Carrey, Jeff Goldblum, Christian Slater and Sylvester Stallone have all been targets of sick hoaxes in recent years.

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