Pele is dead. At least one were to trust CNN, which many people understandably might given its (rapidly diminishing) reputation as a real news organization.
Fortunately for Pele, and unfortunately for CNN's future, he is alive and well.
The 74-year-old soccer legend is doing just fine despite a death hoax that gained steam on Friday and apparently duped the CNN show New Day.
And as a result, the network erroneously tweeted that Pele died (see below):
A rep for Pele quickly shot down this “breaking” story and confirmed he's A-O-K.
A rep for CNN confirmed the network is going off the air in May. Just kidding!
Death hoaxes and false death rumors have always been around, but they've become 100 times common in the age of social media and declining journalism.
Check out our gallery of stars the Internet has fake-killed below: