*A website called Global Associated News shook up fans of Academy award-winner Denzel Washington with the shocking news that “Denzel Washington Dies in Snowboard Accident.”

The site goes on the state that Washington was vacationing at a ski resort in Switzerland when he lost control of his snowboard and crashed into a tree.

It then went on to state that “Washington died instantly.”

The article got more than 1,000 Facebook “likes,” according to the Huffington Post.

The fake news report was posted by a ski resort that wanted to drive traffic to their business.

N ow yopu know what website NOT to check for accurate celebrity news. Anyway, Washington joins a long list of black celebrities who were prematurely declared dead in the blogosphere.

They include Aretha Franklin, Bill Cosby, Morgan Freeman, Will Smith, Ruby Dee, James Earl Jones, Kanye West, and Sinbad.

The last time we checked, all were alive and well—thank goodness.