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Posted Sat, October 13, 2012 8:45am EDT

9 Shocking Celebrity Death Hoax Victims: Justin Bieber, Jim Carrey & More

Browse our gallery of famous death hoax victims! Which one shocked you most — at the time?

Good news, HollywoodLifers: The celebrities in this gallery aren’t dead — but for a brief period of time, the internet sure thought they were! We’re not entirely sure where this celebrity death hoax trend came from, or why it doesn’t seem to affect any women, but it’s definitely a phenomenon worth examining. From Justin Bieber to Eddie Murphy to Jim Carrey, we’re taking a look back at the celebs whose death hoaxes went viral this year.

Which one shocked you the most? Vote below, then comment: Why do you think death hoaxes are suddenly so common?