“Eric Church dead 2020” : Singer killed by internet death hoax

Eric Church is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

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News of singer Eric Church’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the February 2020 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the singer best known for his hit The Only Way I Know or Chief, his album The Only Way I Know or Chief is alive and well.

UPDATE 27/02/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Eric Church death hoax spreads on Facebook

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

At about 11 a.m. ET on Tuesday (February 25, 2020), our beloved singer Eric Church passed away. Eric Church was born on May 3, 1977 in Granite Falls. 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 42-year-old singer 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 singer of Eric Church's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (83%) of respondents think those Eric Church death rumors are not funny anymore.

Eric Church Death Hoax Dismissed Since Singer Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Wednesday (February 26) the singer's reps officially confirmed that Eric Church 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 singer. Others say this shows his extreme popularity across the globe.

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