“Scott Stapp dead 2017” : Creed frontman killed by internet death hoax

Scott Stapp is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

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News of singer Scott Stapp’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the April 2017 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, Creed frontman is alive and well.

UPDATE 26/04/2017 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Scott Stapp death hoax spreads on Facebook

Rumors of the singer’s alleged demise gained traction on Monday after a ‘R.I.P. Scott Stapp’ 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 Monday (April 24, 2017), our beloved singer Scott Stapp passed away. Scott Stapp was born on August 8, 1973 in Goldsboro. 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 Scott Stapp's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (93%) of respondents think those Scott Stapp death rumors are not funny anymore.

Scott Stapp Death Hoax Dismissed Since Singer Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Tuesday (April 25) the singer's reps officially confirmed that Scott Stapp 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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