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Ricky Martin is not dead

Ricky Martin’s death was falsely reported in a graphic YouTube video of a car crash. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

Ricky Martin continues living “La vida loca” despite reports of the singer’s death over the weekend. A YouTube video released Saturday suggested the singer had died in a horrific car accident, but it was all a hoax, that Ricky took in stride.

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According to the Huffington Post, the video’s inconsistencies showed the report came from the sheriff’s office in Marin County, north of San Francisco, but that the singer had died on a freeway in Los Angeles some 400 miles away. In addition, the supposed video of the wreck is from another country, with cars bearing a different type of license plate and driving on the opposite side of the road.

But as the singer confirmed he was alive,  he had a little fun with the prank.

In a response, Martin posted an Instagram photo of a beach, writing “hello from #heaven.” Two hours later, he also shared a photo of himself looking at the sunset.

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Hello from #heaven. (Instagram/Ricky Martin

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#Sunset in #heaven. (Instagram/Ricky Martin)

The Washington Post reports that the beach image may be from Culebra, Puerto Rico, where he has been vacationing for the holidays.

Ricky will release his first studio album after several years of being away from recordings. According to Travelers Today, the album will be titled “A Quien Quiera Escuchar” and it will be released on Feb. 10

“We’re going to have a very interesting year full of music, partying and romantic times.” Martin told Straits Times.

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