“Larry Graham dead 2014” : Sly and the Family Stone ex-bassist killed by internet death hoax

Larry Graham is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

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News of musician Larry Graham’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the October 2014 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, Sly and the Family Stone ex-bassist is alive and well.

UPDATE 25/10/2014 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Larry Graham death hoax spreads on Facebook

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

At about 11 a.m. ET on Thursday (October 23, 2014), our beloved musician Larry Graham passed away. Larry Graham was born on August 14, 1946 in Beaumont. 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 68-year-old musician 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 musician of Larry Graham's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (74%) of respondents think those Larry Graham death rumors are not funny anymore.

Larry Graham Death Hoax Dismissed Since Musician Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Friday (October 24) the musician's reps officially confirmed that Larry Graham 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 musician. Others say this shows his extreme popularity across the globe.

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