“Flavor Flav dead 2014” : Public Enemy singer killed by internet death hoax

Flavor Flav is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of rapper Flavor Flav’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the December 2014 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, Public Enemy singer is alive and well.

UPDATE 18/12/2014 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Flavor Flav death hoax spreads on Facebook

Rumors of the rapper’s alleged demise gained traction on Tuesday after a ‘R.I.P. Flavor Flav’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the American rapper’s passing:

At about 11 a.m. ET on Tuesday (December 16, 2014), our beloved rapper Flavor Flav passed away. Flavor Flav was born on March 16, 1959 in Roosevelt. He will be missed but not forgotten. Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page.

Hundreds of fans immediately started writing their messages of condolence on the Facebook page, expressing their sadness that the talented 55-year-old rapper, musician and television host was dead. And as usual, Twittersphere was frenzied over the death hoax.

Where as some trusting fans believed the post, others were immediately skeptical of the report, perhaps learning their lesson from the huge amount of fake death reports emerging about celebrities over recent months. Some pointed out that the news had not been carried on any major American network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of a rapper of Flavor Flav's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (69%) of respondents think those Flavor Flav death rumors are not funny anymore.

Flavor Flav Death Hoax Dismissed Since Rapper Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Wednesday (December 17) the rapper's reps officially confirmed that Flavor Flav is not dead. “He joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. He's still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet,” they said.

Some fans have expressed anger at the fake report saying it was reckless, distressing and hurtful to fans of the much loved rapper. Others say this shows his extreme popularity across the globe.

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