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False Twitter Rumor Circulates Saying French Actor Jean Reno Dead

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French actor Jean Reno attends a photocall at the MIPTV, on April 1, 2012 in Cannes, on the French Riviera. (Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Images)

French actor Jean Reno attends a photocall at the MIPTV, on April 1, 2012 in Cannes, on the French Riviera. (Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Images)

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — False rumors of the death of French actor Jean Reno circulated social networks, including Twitter on Sunday.

The first message, “Jean Reno left us. RIP” appeared in the French speaking part of Twitter Sunday afternoon, causing the rumor to circulate to other social networks.

The actor’s representatives officially refuted the rumor regarding Jean’s death, but failed to stop it from circulating.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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