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Shaggy rep responds to death hoax: 'He's alive and kicking'

Shaggy has become the latest celebrity victim of an online death hoax.

The phrase 'RIP Shaggy' was widely posted on Twitter and other social media on Wednesday (January 23), sparking rumours that the 'It Wasn't Me' rapper had died.

Shaggy performs during Radio One's One Big Sunday event at Morfa Fields in Swansea (2001)

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A spokesperson for Shaggy swiftly responded to the rumours by assuring TMZ that the musician was very much alive.

"[Shaggy] is like a cat with 9 lives… but I can happily report that he's alive and kicking and in the same building as me right now as we speak," Shaggy's representative said.

Madonna performs live in concert during the last city stop of her 2012 North American tour at The American Airlines ArenaFeaturing: Madonna
Where: Homestead, Florida, USA
When: 19 Nov 2012
Credit: WENN.com


(Pictured above: Madonna in concert)

Eddie Murphy, Morgan Freeman, Kris Jenner and Madonna have all been victims of death hoaxes in recent months.

Miss Mode: Megan Fox at Golden Globes

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(Pictured above: Megan Fox at the Golden Globes)

Megan Fox even joined Twitter just hours after false reports of her death trended on the microblogging website.

Watch Shaggy's 'It Wasn't Me' music video below:

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