“Ziggy Marley dead 2017” : Bob Marley's son killed by internet death hoax

Ziggy Marley is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

Hot news

News of musician Ziggy Marley’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the March 2017 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the Bob Marley's son is alive and well.

UPDATE 29/03/2017 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Ziggy Marley death hoax spreads on Facebook

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

At about 11 a.m. ET on Monday (March 27, 2017), our beloved musician Ziggy Marley passed away. Ziggy Marley (son of Bob Marley) was born on October 17, 1968 in Trenchtown. 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 48-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 Jamaican network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of a musician of Ziggy Marley's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (89%) of respondents think those Ziggy Marley death rumors are not funny anymore.

Ziggy Marley Death Hoax Dismissed Since Musician Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Tuesday (March 28) the musician's reps officially confirmed that Ziggy Marley 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.

© 2017 MediaMass All rights reserved. Do not reproduce (even with permission).

Ziggy Marley: Recent News


page served in 0.094s (1,3)