A rumor is going around that former Cuban leader Fidel Castro is dead, but so far it looks like just that – a rumor. The phrase ‘Fidel Castro dead’ just popped up on Google Trends minutes ago, but there’s no evidence Castro has really kicked the bucket yet.

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Rumors the ailing Fidel Castro has died have flown around before, including a now-infamous declaration of his death by Perez Hilton on his tabloid gossip site. Celebrity death rumors are a dime a dozen lately, with everyone from Bette Midler to Miley Cyrus finding themselves the victim of what basically equates an Internet-wide prank.

For now, it seems like the constantly near-death Castro is still hanging on. And next time you see a rumor out there someone famous has met the Grim Reaper, take it with a grain of salt until you get it from a verified source.

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