Meyer death reports are false

Internet pranksters alleged Meyer, who shot to fame after publishing her vampire romance series, had been found dead at her home in Utah on Tuesday (08Dec09) and the rumour picked up speed as it circulated on

But the reports are untrue, according to a statement released on her official website.

Meyer’s rep writes: “I just received a call from Stephenie and she wanted me to let everyone know that, contrary to some rumors that have recently started circulating, she is alive and well.”

The report is the latest in a series of online hoaxes – Zach Braff, George Clooney and Jeff Goldblum have all been victims of false death reports this year (09).