This week's viral online death hoax is pretty messed up.
Apparently, George Zimmerman (the former cop controversially acquitted of murdering Florida teen Trayvon Martin back in February 2012), recently died from a self-infliced gunshot wound.
That's not true.
The bogus "RIP" report first began circulating on Cream BMP Daily (a website known for these infamous death hoax pranks).
Here is the fake article (the alleged "reporting" even sounds too ridiculous to be true):
GEORGE ZIMMERMAN FOUND DEAD AFTER ACCIDENTALLY SHOOTING HIMSELF WHILE LOADING GUN…
FLORIDA - "God freed Boosie and killed Zimmerman. I'd say today was a good day," says a 911 responder who admits they were in no rush to the scene of Zimmerman's death. 911 first responders found George Zimmerman's lifeless body at a Florida gun range after responding to an emergency call that he shot himself while loading his weapon.
"I'm not saying we took our time getting there, but we've shown up faster to black neighborhoods" According to a first responder they stopped at every light, didn't use a siren and drove behind an elderly woman all before finally arriving on the scene. "If he was a rapper he'd be more famous now that he's dead, but nope! Everybody just glad he dead"
An Orlando sheriff admits he doesn't plan to fully investigate for foul play as they don't want to waste tax money on a death that was going to happen one way or another.
Both pro (but mostly) anti-Zimmerman supporters quickly went crazy on popular social networking outlets including Facebook and Twitter. Check out some of the reactions here:
@_BaDunCHING_: "Is George Zimmeman dead? I won't get excited until I know if it's true or not."
@_obeyaubre: "Y'all believe Zimmerman is dead? Y'all too gullible for me."
@MissShakur_ : "I don't wish death on anyone, but I'm glad Zimmerman is dead. Karma's a b*tch."
@KtownTheRapper: "LOL George Zimmerman ain't dead. He somewhere on a beach w his feet up, cleaning his gun. SMH."
@REDandAuthentic: "Soooooo I just read George ZIMMERMAN just shot himself by accident and now he dead... Whaa is this real???
No matter what side of the murder debate you're on, Mstars is here to let fans know that such death rumors are NOT true. Zimmerman did not shoot himself and he is still indeed alive.
In fact, TMZ reports that just a few days ago, Zimmerman was signing autographs at a meet-and-greet gun show in Orlando. Maybe that's how the rumors started. Only about 20 people showed-up on Saturday (March 8) for this:
And no one (including Zimmerman) was shot.
Here's another morbid death hoax that went viral this week: