Scrubs Star Found Dead?

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Zach Braff

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Rumors spread yesterday afternoon that the adorable Scrubs star, Zach Braff, was found dead in his home next to an empty pill bottle.

Lucky for us Scrubs fans, it turned out to be a hoax; the rumor being started from a fake CNN.com page circulating on Twitter.

The post read:

A long loved comedian has taken his own life.

Comedian Zach Braff was found dead inside his 32,000 square foot estate in Beverly Hills, California this afternoon, as an alleged suicide. Beverly Hills police were called to the scene at about 2:00pm EST. today to find the actor with an empty pill bottle at his side.

No further details have been released pending full autopsy results.

Zach Braff is most known for his role as “JD” in the television series “Scrubs”, and his award winning role in the movie “Garden State”.

Braff lightheartedly responded to the reports with a funny YouTube video, saying if he was going to take his own life, he wouldn't do it with pills, he'd do it just like everyone else would, by banging his head with pots and pans.

LOL! Leave it to Zach to turn this around into a joke!

But geez, can you imagine what his family and friends went through after hearing those reports?! Chris Laganella, who spread the rumors, publicly apologized to Braff on his website, but still!

Did you hear the rumor? Do you think legal action should be taken?

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