“Kid Rock dead 2014” : Singer killed by internet death hoax

Kid Rock is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

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News of singer Kid Rock’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the April 2014 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the singer best known for his hits All Summer Long, Picture or Devil Without a Cause, his albumAll Summer Long, Picture or Devil Without a Cause is alive and well.

UPDATE 19/04/2014 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Kid Rock death hoax spreads on Facebook

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

At about 11 a.m. ET on Thursday (April 17, 2014), our beloved singer Kid Rock passed away. Kid Rock was born on January 17, 1971 in Romeo. 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 43-year-old singer and songwriter 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 singer of Kid Rock's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (83%) of respondents think those Kid Rock death rumors are not funny anymore.

Kid Rock Death Hoax Dismissed Since Singer Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Friday (April 18) the singer's reps officially confirmed that Kid Rock 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 singer. Others say this shows his extreme popularity across the globe.

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