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Jeff Goldblum Dead

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They say bad news comes in threes.Perhaps that explains major media outlets' rush to believe unconfirmed reports this morning that American actor Jeff Goldblum had died.As the world came to terms with the news pop superstar Michael Jackson had suffered a heart attack and former Charlie's Angels actress Farrah Fawcett had lost her long battle with cancer, the rumour of Goldblum's death surfaced.The news has now been revealed as a hoax.

But only after gaining widespread news coverage - from ABC Radio to Richard Wilkins on Channel Nine - and generating a flurry of activity on social networking websites."Jeff Goldblum dead" was at 11am the third-most popular search term on Google.All the other top-10 search terms revealed on Google Trends related to Michael Jackson's death.It appears the rumour of Goldblum's death originated on a spoof website that generates generic news stories about celebrity allows users to type in a celebrity name - such as Jeff Goldblum - and spits out a fake news story saying he has "died while filming a movie in New Zealand early this morning" after falling off a cliff."Police officials indicate that the actor fell more than 60 feet to his death on the Kauri Cliffs while on-set.

Specific details are not yet available," says the site, headed Global Associated News.It contains a disclaimer at the bottom which says: "Any reference to specific individuals has been 100% fabricated by web site visitors who have created fake stories by entering a name into a blank 'non-specific' template for the purpose of entertainment."Today show entertainment reporter Wilkins mentioned Goldblum's death on the Nine Network this morning.ABC Radio also said there had been reports of the actor's death, however later spoke to New Zealand police who said it was news to them.Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton hit out at the rumours on his popular website this morning."Jeff Goldblum Is NOT Dead! Stop the rumors," he wrote.Goldblum starred in Jurassic Park, Independence Day and appears on Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
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