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What Do Lil' Wayne and Tom Cruise Have in Common?

Nov. 4 2008, Published 1:07 p.m. ET

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An internet hoax on a fake BBC news page claimed that rapper Lil' Wayne (Dwayne Carter) was shot and killed in a gang shootout by none other than the Bloods and Crips.

This is the second internet celebrity death hoax this month.

The BBC page falsely states, "Paramedics rushed to the scene and attempted to resuscitate the rapper, however were unable to prevent colossal blood losses and Dwayne Carter was pronounced dead at 02:36 Am, November 1st, shortly after arriving at Tulane University Hospital."

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Colossal blood losses, huh? Good one.

Earlier this month the rumor mill pumped out, "Tom Cruise Falls Off Cliff." The fake news site stated that Cruise fell off the Kauri Cliffs in New Zealand.

"This is not true," Cruise's publicist Jeff Raymond said. "Tom is not in New Zealand nor has he been there recently. This is erroneous, unreliable internet garbage."

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