“Brian Eno dead 2020” : Roxy Music ex-keyboardist killed by internet death hoax

Brian Eno is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of musician Brian Eno’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the August 2020 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, Roxy Music ex-keyboardist is alive and well.

UPDATE 15/08/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Brian Eno death hoax spreads on Facebook

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

At about 11 a.m. ET on Thursday (August 13, 2020), our beloved musician Brian Eno passed away. Brian Eno was born on May 15, 1948 in Woodbridge. 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 72-year-old musician, 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 British network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of a musician of Brian Eno's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (78%) of respondents think those Brian Eno death rumors are not funny anymore.

Brian Eno Death Hoax Dismissed Since Musician Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Friday (August 14) the musician's reps officially confirmed that Brian Eno 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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