updated 12/27/2010 AT 10:55 AM ET
•originally published 12/27/2010 AT 11:00 AM ET
After a death hoax about Charlie Sheen circulated on Twitter, ex-wife Denise Richards fought fire with fire – and Tweeted the truth.
“The rumor about Charlie Sheen is not true,” the Wild Things star, 39, Tweeted. “He is alive and on his way over to see his daughters. Thank u all for your concern.”
On Sunday, Twitter and various blogs were abuzz with a rumor that Sheen had died in a snowboarding accident. One such false report said the Two and a Half Men star, 45, “lost control of his snowboard and struck a tree at a high rate of speed.”
Sheen and Richards divorced in 2006 and have two daughters – Sam, 6, and Lola, 5 – together.