News of drummer David Silveria’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the February 2019 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, Korn original drummer is alive and well.
UPDATE 21/02/2019 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
David Silveria death hoax spreads on Facebook
Rumors of the drummer’s alleged demise gained traction on Tuesday after a ‘R.I.P. David Silveria’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the American drummer’s passing:
“At about 11 a.m. ET on Tuesday (February 19, 2019), our beloved drummer David Silveria passed away. David Silveria was born on September 21, 1972 in San Leandro. 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 46-year-old drummer and 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 American network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of a drummer of David Silveria's stature would be major news across networks.
A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (79%) of respondents think those David Silveria death rumors are not funny anymore.
David Silveria Death Hoax Dismissed Since Drummer Is ‘Alive And Well’
On Wednesday (February 20) the drummer's reps officially confirmed that David Silveria 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 drummer. Others say this shows his extreme popularity across the globe.
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