Alfonso Ribeiro a.k.a Carlton Banks Died 2012 Rumour - Internet/Facebook Rumour

10 Sep 2012 - Article No: 1611. Filed under: General | Internet/Facebook Rumour

From Fresh Prince, he will be forever missed. September 21, 1971 - September 6, 2012

Rumours are circulating that actor Alfonso Ribeiro, who portrayed Carlton Banks in the 90`s comedy "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air" has died. The rumours are false and ave started because of a popular RIP Carlton Banks Facebook page. This is the latest very similar death hoax in a matter of weeks, with both Morgan Freeman and Bill Nye both having similar RIP pages set up.

Before you circulate news about the death of a celebrity, always verify the news first from a reputable news outlet such as the BBC, CNN or MSNBC. Spreading news because you "heard it on Facebook" is irresponsible and the reason why such nonsense manages to get viral success.

Additionally if you do encounter these fake RIP pages that appear on Facebook, we recommend not joining them, and not commenting on them either, even if you do know they are false - see our blog post here about not feeding Internet trolls.

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