Thankfully, the actor best known for his role on the television series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is alive and well. (read more)Alfonso Ribeiro death hoax spreads on Facebook Rumors of the actor’s alleged demise gained traction on Sunday after a ‘R. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the American actor’s passing:“At about 11 a.m.ET on Sunday (May 21, 2017), our beloved actor Alfonso Ribeiro passed away.While the red carpet did not give Alfonso and his new wife - the pair tied the knot in October - a chance to completely show off her bump, it did give them a chance to catch up with the actor's old pals - Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff.The pair played cousins who were often at loggerheads thanks to their different views of life and upbringings - Will played himself, a street wise teen from Philadelphia who is taken in by Alfonso's character Carlton Banks and his family, who live in an exclusive area of Los Angeles.Where as some trusting fans believed the post, others were immediately skeptical of the report, perhaps learning their lesson from the huge amount of fake death reports emerging about celebrities over recent months.Some pointed out that the news had not been carried on any major American network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of an actor of Alfonso Ribeiro's stature would be major news across networks.
However the May 2017 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Alfonso Ribeiro’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’.
Last week fans called for The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air to be brought back with Will Smith taking on the role of Uncle Phil.
And Alfonso Ribeiro, who played Carlton Banks, sent followers into another frenzy as he fueled reboot rumours by sharing a snap of the original cast reuniting on Monday.
I’ve been all over the place, just doing a lot of different things. BE: Well, I got to play the game with your lovely co-star. So, for me, it was, like, “Hey, let’s go ahead and jump in and see what happens. AR: Basically, there are three players, they all get one card each, and they have to be the first to ring in to answer a multiple-choice question to get the next card.
So how did you come to play the role of a game show host?
BE: Like you said, there are trivia questions involved. AR: From a bunch of producers who go out and find some pop-culture questions.