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Schwarzenegger becomes victim of snowboarding death hoax

File photo : Schwarzenegger (L) and his partner Heather Milligan arrive at their hotel in Schladming, Austria.//EPA

File photo : Schwarzenegger (L) and his partner Heather Milligan arrive at their hotel in Schladming, Austria.//EPA

The rumours that former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is dead following a snowboard accident in Switzerland have been revealed hoax.

Global Associated online, which broke the news, posted a message at the bottom of the site that read, "FAKE... THIS STORY IS 100percent FAKE! This is an entertainment website, and this is a totally fake article based on zero truth and is a complete work of fiction for entertainment purposes!"

The false report saying that Schwarzenegger died in a snowboarding incident continues to make its way around the internet. Many have paid tributes to the actorturnedgovernor.

The website reported that the actor had died shortly after a snowboard accident during his vacation at the Zermatt ski resort in Switzerland with family and friends.

Witnesses indicated that he lost control of his snowboard and struck a tree at a high speed.

He was air lifted by ski patrol teams to a local hospital but, the report continued, it was believed that the actor died instantly from the impact of the crash.


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