A phrase mostly used on internet forums such as 4chan
when a major celebrety (usually a black male) "dies". This is not usually the case, and usually it is used to trick people into thinking that said person has died. (A corresponding picture will most likely accompany a non-matching name.)
The phrase takes its origin from The Big Lebowski
, a 1998 movie starring Jeff Bridges and John Goodman, whose character (Walter) utters the phrase as Steve Buscemi
's character's (Donny) ashes are spread into the ocean.
someone posted that will smith died, but his pic said eddie murphy! oh, that's a goodnight, sweet prince.