“Ian Paice dead 2021” : Deep Purple drummer killed by internet death hoax

Ian Paice is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of musician Ian Paice’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the June 2021 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, Deep Purple drummer is alive and well.

UPDATE 19/06/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Ian Paice death hoax spreads on Facebook

Rumors of the musician’s alleged demise gained traction on Thursday after a ‘R.I.P. Ian Paice’ 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 Thursday (June 17, 2021), our beloved musician Ian Paice passed away. Ian Paice was born on June 29, 1948 in Nottingham. 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 72-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 Ian Paice's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that 59% still think false Ian Paice death rumors are funny.

Ian Paice Death Hoax Dismissed Since Musician Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Friday (June 18) the musician's reps officially confirmed that Ian Paice 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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