Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus not dead

Britneyspears_290 Contrary to rumor, Britney Spears and Miley Cyrus are alive. Tweens and tabloid readers can breathe easy.

The pop stars' Twitpic accounts were hacked into over the weekend, and false messages of their death were posted. Twitpic, not owned by Twitter, is a service that allows Twitter users to share images.

"Britney has passed today. It is a sad day for everyone. More news to come," read one false post.

This is Cyrus' second Internet death hoax. In November 2008, someone had hacked into the "Hannah Montana" star's YouTube account and posted the false video message, "Miley died this morning after being hit by a drunk driver. She always told us if anything ever happened to her then tell her loyal fans first before the public. R.I.P Miley, we'll never forget you!"

We'll also set the record straight about last week's rumored deaths: Jeff Goldblum and Harrison Ford are not dead from an accident while filming in New Zealand.

The death hoaxes come in the wake of several recent high-profile celebrity deaths, including Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett, Michael Jackson and even infomercial pitchman Billy Mays.

Jackson's death in particular has started its own slew of false reports, including a fake "leaked" autopsy report that claimed the King of Pop's body only weighed 112 pounds, was riddled with needle marks, was practically devoid of hair and had massive amounts of plastic surgery scars.

In addition, RadarOnline has learned that Jackson's ex-wife Debbie Rowe did not give an interview to a British tabloid in which she said Jackson was not the biological father of their two children.

"The interview did not occur. The article is a complete fabrication," says Rowe's attorney.

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Ed McMahon dies at 86
Farrah Fawcett dies of cancer
Michael Jackson dies at 50
TV pitchman Billy Mays dies

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