“Alex Jones dead 2019” : InfoWars founder killed by internet death hoax

Alex Jones is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of journalist Alex Jones’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the May 2019 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, InfoWars' founder is alive and well.

UPDATE 20/05/2019 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Alex Jones death hoax spreads on Facebook

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

At about 11 a.m. ET on Saturday (May 18, 2019), our beloved journalist Alex Jones passed away. Alex Jones was born on February 11, 1974 in Dallas. 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 45-year-old journalist, author and director 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 journalist of Alex Jones' stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (87%) of respondents think those Alex Jones death rumors are not funny anymore.

Alex Jones Death Hoax Dismissed Since Journalist Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Sunday (May 19) the journalist's reps officially confirmed that Alex Jones 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 journalist. Others say this shows his extreme popularity across the globe.

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