The actor is only in prison, not dead.

Nicole Marie Melton
Jul, 13, 2011

Perhaps you caught wind of the scary news that Wesley Snipes was dead -- when it surfaced on Twitter last night. For the record, Wesley is not dead.

The death hoax began with a rumor that Wesley got into a fight in prison, where he's serving three years for tax evasion. The fight resulted in his death, allegedly.

Luckily, this whole story is totally untrue. You can always count on Twitter to spread a rumor like wildfire.