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Actress Denise Richards has had to dispel the rumor which was circulated on the Internet that Charlie Sheen was killed in a snowboarding accident.

Richards reached out to the public via Twitter after a rumor appeared online over the Christmas weekend about her ex-husband.

She tweeted “The rumour about Charlie Sheen is not true. He is alive and on his way over to see his daughters. Thank u all your concern [sic].”

As of yet it is unclear where the hoax began. Over the weekend there was much speculation on Twitter and Facebook saying that Sheen had crashed his snowboard into a tree.