“Jeff Mills dead 2017” : Dj killed by internet death hoax

Jeff Mills is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

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News of dj Jeff Mills’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the September 2017 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the 54-year-old dj is alive and well.

UPDATE 24/09/2017 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Jeff Mills death hoax spreads on Facebook

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

At about 11 a.m. ET on Friday (September 22, 2017), our beloved dj Jeff Mills passed away. Jeff Mills was born on June 18, 1963 in Detroit. 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 54-year-old dj 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 dj of Jeff Mills' stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (73%) of respondents think those Jeff Mills death rumors are not funny anymore.

Jeff Mills Death Hoax Dismissed Since Dj Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Saturday (September 23) the dj's reps officially confirmed that Jeff Mills 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 dj. Others say this shows his extreme popularity across the globe.

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