Peter Kay, 46, falls victim to a cruel death hoax for the third time  

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Peter Kay has fallen victim to a cruel death hoax for the third time as Twitter users continue to falsely speculate that the comedian has passed away.

The hashtag #RIPPeterKay was trending on Friday morning after people wondered once again if the 46-year-old had passed away and others reassuring them that he hadn't.

Memes started to circulate and fans wrote: 'Don't worry folks #RIPPETERKAY is not true. He is alive and well and is just another hoax.' '

Alive and well: Peter Kay, 46, has fallen victim to a cruel death hoax for the third time as Twitter users continued to falsely speculate that the comedian has passed away

Alive and well: Peter Kay, 46, has fallen victim to a cruel death hoax for the third time as Twitter users continued to falsely speculate that the comedian has passed away 

#RIPPETERKAY is a hoax, do not fall for it. If it was it would of been everywhere. The legend still lives on.'

'#RIPPETERKAY ... People of UK, he’s safe! ... How quick did these ‘memorial videos’ pop up though, are you on standby for it?' 

For some reason, it's not the first time this has happened. 

Ridiculous: The comedian must be getting a little sick and tired of this constant nonsense

Ridiculous: The comedian must be getting a little sick and tired of this constant nonsense 

In March 2018, speculation rose after the comedian famed for his love of Blackpool and famous garlic bread joke cancelled a tour due to 'unforeseen circumstances'.

He also said he needed to put his 'family first' and after he continued to stay out of the spotlight, people falsely claimed he had passed away. 

And just weeks before that, in another eye roll moment, former Everton and England footballer Peter Reid wrongly posted that Peter had died. 

#RIPPeterKay! Twitter went wild with the false claims which must be really distressing for the comedian and his family

#RIPPeterKay! Twitter went wild with the false claims which must be really distressing for the comedian and his family

The 62-year-old uploaded a picture of Peter Kay’s Wikipedia page which claimed he had passed away on February 4. 

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