“Glen Campbell dead 2018” : Singer killed by internet death hoax

Glen Campbell is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of singer Glen Campbell’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the January 2018 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 hit songs like Rhinestone Cowboy, Galveston or Gentle on My Mind is alive and well.

UPDATE 16/01/2018 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Glen Campbell death hoax spreads on Facebook

Rumors of the singer’s alleged demise gained traction on Sunday after a ‘R.I.P. Glen Campbell’ 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 Sunday (January 14, 2018), our beloved singer Glen Campbell passed away. Glen Campbell was born on April 22, 1936 in Billstown. 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 81-year-old singer, actor 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 singer of Glen Campbell's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (82%) of respondents think those Glen Campbell death rumors are not funny anymore.

Glen Campbell Death Hoax Dismissed Since Singer Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Monday (January 15) the singer's reps officially confirmed that Glen Campbell 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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