Tom Cruise has laughed off false reports he died in a plumbing accident, assuring fans he's alive and well.
Rumours began spreading across the internet on Friday (28May10) claimin g the Mission: Impossible star had passed away following a bizarre plumbi ng mishap while in New Zealand.
But the actor is taking the hoax in good humour, admitting he was amuse d by the odd manner in which he was 'killed'.
When asked if he could confirm if he was OK, he joked to MTV.com, "No, I'm not. I'm a hologram!" before adding, "I'm really alive. Did the inter net get it wrong again? You can send the message out (I am still alive)."Online pranksters have targeted a number of stars in false death storie s, including Britney Spears, Jeff Goldblum and Kanye West.