|50 Cent Dead?|
The site, however, is known to falsely report celebrity deaths. It allows users to plug an actor's name into a generator that creates their own celebrity death headlines.
Here's what the hoax site reported:
"Reported by Denver Peak-Regional Airport traffic control moments ago, a small private aircraft in distress ceased radio contact with the control tower and fell below radar frequency after reporting engine trouble and smoke in the cockpit.
"Musician, 50 Cent was believed to have been a passenger on the flight.
"Additional information and details will be reported here as this story develops."
The report is 100% false.
50 Cent is alive and well. He is just the latest victim of celebrity death hoaxes online, putting him alongside several other artists including Avril Lavigne, Demi Moore, Usher, Michael J. Fox, Justin Bieber, Jackie Chan, Jon Bon Jovi, David Guetta, Lady Gaga, and Cher.
The death hoax came two days after 50 Cent's manager Chris Lighty was found dead in his flat in New York. Police say the shooting appears to be a suicide and that there were no signs of forced entry.
50 Cent issued a statement through his publicist saying that he was saddened by the loss.
"Chris has been an important part of my business and personal growth for a decade," he said. "He was a good friend and adviser who helped me develop as an artist and businessman. My prayers are with his family. He will be greatly missed."