The star was the latest in a long line of celebrities to be the target of Internet pranksters, who claimed he had died in a snowboarding accident in Switzerland.
However, the Brit managed to take the lies lightly, mocking the rumours on his Twitter.com page.
He wrote, “B**ody hell. I better cancel the milk,” along with a link to the fake death post.
Brad Pitt, Jeff Goldblum and Denzel Washington have all previously been victims of death hoaxes.