If you are an ardent fan of Alison Lohman, then you know for sure that she was dead last week. The internet killed her the same way it has killed so many other celebrities. Rumors of Alison Lohman's death started spreading first on Facebook. The hoax then went on to Twitter and like expected, her death went viral. Everyone started tweeting, some clearly mourning her death in long tweets and detailed Facebook updates on how the actress has always remained an inspiration in their lives.
While Alison Lohman's death hoax got many by surprise, a significant fraction of her followers never bothered to believe the rumors. Some actually posted on her page with light jokes on how she could be dead but still shopping somewhere in Hollywood or New York. To such fans, it was all about having fan amidst a hoax. The air has since been cleared with Alison Lohman's representatives coming out and stating that the actress is still alive and well.
Alison hasn't spoken about the hoax yet. That is perhaps why some of her fans still believe that she may have passed on. There are still condolence messages streaming in on her Facebook fan page. Some still tweet their goodbye tweets all in the name of celebrating a life well lived. This is strange of course, especially after a reassurance from the aforementioned representatives that Alison is still alive.
This is not the first time the internet has killed a star. Morgan Freeman, Will Smith and Brazilian soccer star Ronaldinho have all been killed in similar fashion. One can only wait for the next hoax and laugh at those who believe the pranks.