“Brian May dead 2023” : Queen guitarist killed by internet death hoax

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

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News of guitarist Brian May’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the January 2023 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, Queen guitarist is alive and well.

UPDATE 02/02/2023 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Brian May death hoax spreads on Facebook

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

At about 11 a.m. ET on Tuesday (January 31, 2023), our beloved guitarist Brian May passed away. Brian May was born on July 19, 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 75-year-old guitarist 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 guitarist of Brian May's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (95%) of respondents think those Brian May death rumors are not funny anymore.

Brian May Death Hoax Dismissed Since Guitarist Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Wednesday (February 01) the guitarist's reps officially confirmed that Brian May 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 guitarist. Others say this shows his extreme popularity across the globe.

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