CLAIM Acclaimed actor Morgan Freeman died in October 2017 at the age of 80.

Morgan Freeman passed away in his Charleston, Mississippi home early this morning, according to his representatives.

Morgan Freeman, an American actor, producer and narrator, was born on June 1, 1937.

Freeman won an Academy Award in 2005 for Best Supporting Actor with Million Dollar Baby, and he received Oscar nominations for his performances in Street Smart, Driving Miss Daisy, The Shawshank Redemption and Invictus.

The web site Action News 3 is a known purveyor of fake news and the claim just another celebrity death hoax.

The death of Morgan Freeman would have been major entertainment news, and no credible sources have reported his alleged passing.

Previously, the same site advanced a death hoax about Bob Barker.