News of musician Dave Holland’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the July 2020 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the musician best known for his album Conference of the Birds is alive and well.
UPDATE 10/07/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Dave Holland death hoax spreads on Facebook
Rumors of the musician’s alleged demise gained traction on Wednesday after a ‘R.I.P. Dave Holland’ 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 Wednesday (July 08, 2020), our beloved musician Dave Holland passed away. Dave Holland was born on October 1, 1946 in Wolverhampton. 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 Dave Holland's stature would be major news across networks.
A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that 77% still think false Dave Holland death rumors are funny.
Dave Holland Death Hoax Dismissed Since Musician Is ‘Alive And Well’
On Thursday (July 09) the musician's reps officially confirmed that Dave Holland 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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