“Steven Tyler dead 2014” : Aerosmith frontman killed by internet death hoax

Steven Tyler is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of singer Steven Tyler’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the August 2014 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, Aerosmith frontman is alive and well.

UPDATE 23/08/2014 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Steven Tyler death hoax spreads on Facebook

Rumors of the singer’s alleged demise gained traction on Thursday after a ‘R.I.P. Steven Tyler’ 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 (August 21, 2014), our beloved singer Steven Tyler passed away. Steven Tyler was born on March 26, 1948 in Yonkers. 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 66-year-old singer 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 Steven Tyler'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 Steven Tyler death rumors are not funny anymore.

Steven Tyler Death Hoax Dismissed Since Singer Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Friday (August 22) the singer's reps officially confirmed that Steven Tyler 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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