“Alan Lancaster dead 2020” : Status Quo original bassist killed by internet death hoax

Alan Lancaster is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of musician Alan Lancaster’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the October 2020 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, Status Quo original bassist is alive and well.

UPDATE 27/10/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Alan Lancaster death hoax spreads on Facebook

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

At about 11 a.m. ET on Sunday (October 25, 2020), our beloved musician Alan Lancaster passed away. Alan Lancaster was born on February 7, 1947 in London. 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 73-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 English network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of a musician of Alan Lancaster's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that 50% still think false Alan Lancaster death rumors are funny.

Alan Lancaster Death Hoax Dismissed Since Musician Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Monday (October 26) the musician's reps officially confirmed that Alan Lancaster 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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