Bill Cosby Is Not Dead Today
No, Bill Cosby did not Die Today or Last Monday Either.
When I wrote the article below it was because I was researching trends to find out what topics were hot. That's what you do when you are trying to make money, and Bill Cosby's death that day was the hottest topic.
I've been away awhile and have come back to continue what I started at Hub Pages in 2010. Today my "Title Tuner" told me I should change the title of this hub to "Bill Cosby Did Not Die Today" and so I decided to check the article out and Bill too, just to see what the man is up to since being raised from the dead so many times! As it turns out there was yet another hoax just a week ago! It was time to brush this off and update it!
I was pleasantly surprised to find out just how much this American Icon is up to these days. He's touring, for one thing. His upcoming tour dates can be found on his website at BillCosby.com. There you can also read his blog and find him on Twitter and Facebook. Yes, Bill Cosby realizes the power of the internet, the power of virtual life and death. He's honest and fun, he's generous with his time, even after all these years. Of course he doesn't need the money, he could retire if he wanted to, but still he gives us his comedic and insightful stories. They are the stories of us, not just his life, but our lives as well. There isn't a story that Bill Cosby tells that doesn't bring back memories of my own family.
I hope Bill Cosby will live on to entertain us, to remind us who we were and who we are, for many years to come.
Bill Cosby has not Died Except online!
Sad to say, Twitter has gone off the deep end today with tweets that Bill Cosby died. Mr. Cosby himself tweeted back that he is not dead, and yet the trend is number one on the Google Search as twitter followers around the world search and retweet. Hundreds of retweets that he is not dead followed by hundreds of tweets asking if he is dead, followed by still more tweets that Bill Cosby died, with links to lead you to where the spammers want you to go.
If nothing else, let this much be said for the power of Twitter, whatsoever thou tweeteth, shall get around, and sometimes with amazing speed.
Bill Cosby is a much loved icon
Bill Cosby is beloved of all people in all walks of life. I can't think of a single person on the planet who would wish this man harm. He shoots from the hip, speaking out against illiteracy and disrespect, he tells people that they should respect themselves and be responsible for their own actions. And when he tells us these things he does not preach at us, he makes us laugh at ourselves and our shortcomings as human beings.
I grew up watching Bill Cosby evolve into what he is today, from his character on the 60's TV show I Spy through his stories portrayed on the Saturday Morning cartoon, Fat Albert, through his record albums... Yeah, you may not know he was on Vinyl records, this goes back to the dark ages before DVD's. And finally in the Bill Cosby Show. He had television specials as well, and of course who could forget the commercials for Jello?
Why anyone would tweet that he is dead is beyond me.
You have my assurance here, he is not dead, and he is frantically trying to get that message out to his millions of fans.
So, let's do the man a favor, and everyone tweet one time "Bill Cosby is Not Dead!" and then say a prayer for whoever started this. What a waste of people's time, when there are some really important issues going on in the world, why turn us upside down and inside out by tweeting that an American Hero and Icon is dead? That's just cruel. My heart jumped into my throat and I panicked. I can't imagine how he must have felt when he read it.
Bill Cosby refuting his death over the Phone
Bill Cosby's new App...
Through the research for this hub (after the initial terror of the untimely demise of one of my heroes) I found out that Bill Cosby does have a new app thatyou can find info here for iTunes.
This is a free iPhone app is for rare video footage, audio books and concert information and you can find the additional information at www.Billcosby.com/mobile.