Mel Gibson was the victim of a bad internet hoax on Sunday. Thanks to Twitter, rumors of a "Mel Gibson suicide" spread like wildfire in just a few hours. Fortunately, it was nothing but a bad rumor.
On Sunday July 13, 2010 Mel Gibson became a trending topic with people posting comments such as "RIP Mel Gibson," and "OMG Mel Gibson committed suicide."
Mel's not the only one to fall victim to the internet death hoax. Back on January 24th there were reports that Johnny Depp had died in a car accident. Luckily, that rumor fizzled out quickly.
Gibson's rep confirmed to Hollyscoop that the star is alive and well but added that he didn't want to participate "in this nonsense." And we don't blame him!
Just another bad rumor unearthed!