A representative for George Michael has reached out to fans to assure them the singer is fine and well after false reports suggested he had died in a jet ski crash.

The former Wham! star became the subject of frenzied online speculation on Friday (08Mar13) amid allegations he had passed away during a vacation on the Turks and Caicos Islands.

The singer's camp acted swiftly to snuff out the story, issuing a statement which read, "There is no truth in the rumour circulating on Twitter about George Michael. George Michael is perfectly fine."

Michael is the latest star to become the subject of an online death hoax - Justin Bieber, Eddie Murphy, Morgan Freeman and David Beckham have all been hit with similar false rumours in recent months.