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Tweet fools users of Morgan Freeman death

December 17, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
Morgan Freeman is alive and well, but an online hoax convinced many people on Thursday that the actor was dead.Many Twitter users reTweeted a post that read "RT @CNN: Breaking News: actor Morgan Freeman has passed away in his Burbank home."

CNN said it did not post that Tweet, but confusion continued to spread, as many other Twitter users and even some media outlets re-posted the Tweet.

CNN said the company will "aggressively investigate this hoax."