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Missy Elliott fuming over death hoax

Missy Elliott has assured fans she is alive and well after false reports of her death began circulating on Twitter.com.

The Work It hitmaker was outraged after a story emerged online suggesting she had passed away, marking the second time she has been targeted by death hoax pranksters this year (11).

Missy Elliott, who has been busy in the recording studio, took to her Twitter page to dismiss the speculation and blast the "miserable" person responsible for the rumor.

She 'Tweeted', "I'm great people for all who keep asking! Alive and well! Sadly sum1 (someone) was that miserable to make up such a cruel rumor! It Makes me work harder (to) make 'em mad! I'm done addressing the foolishness! I'm alive! God will deal with those who play about (with) things like that!"