News of singer Harry Connick, Jr.’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the January 2022 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 albums like Only You, Songs I Heard or We Are in Love is alive and well.
UPDATE 29/01/2022 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Harry Connick, Jr. death hoax spreads on Facebook
Rumors of the singer’s alleged demise gained traction on Thursday after a ‘R.I.P. Harry Connick, Jr.’ 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 Thursday (January 27, 2022), our beloved singer Harry Connick, Jr. passed away. Harry Connick, Jr. was born on September 11, 1967 in New Orleans. 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 54-year-old singer, songwriter, actor and pianist 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 Harry Connick, Jr.'s stature would be major news across networks.
A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (67%) of respondents think those Harry Connick, Jr. death rumors are not funny anymore.
Harry Connick, Jr. Death Hoax Dismissed Since Singer Is ‘Alive And Well’
On Friday (January 28) the singer's reps officially confirmed that Harry Connick, Jr. 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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