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Crowe dismisses Tyrolean cliff death claims

Hollywood actor Russell Crowe has rubbished reports he died shooting a new movie in the Austrian Alps.

The "Robin Hood" star wrote on internet short message service Twitter as a reaction to reports that he died after plunging off a 15-metre cliff in Kitzbühel, Tyrol: "Unable to answer tweets – fell off a mountain in Austria, all over red rover. Don't know how I got there, but the media are never wrong. G'Bye."

An Australian radio station shocked the 46-year-old actor’s fans across the world by announcing his death on the weekend. It is unclear whether the claim was meant as a deliberate hoax.

A Kitzbühel tourism official meanwhile said today (Mon): "I can confirm that there is a production team in Kitzbühel for shooting – but they are producing new episodes of (Austrian TV crime series) ‘SoKo Kitzbühel’. No Hollywood production is taking place here at the moment."

Crowe – who was awarded an Oscar for his role in 2000 film "Gladiator"  - is not the first Hollywood star confronted with bogus claims of his death. Tom Cruise and George Clooney were only recently forced to deny reports they had died.

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