“Jay Chou dead 2020” : Singer killed by internet death hoax

Jay Chou is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of singer Jay Chou’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the August 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 hit songs like Qing Hua Ci, Juhua Tai or Qi Li Xiang is alive and well.

UPDATE 08/08/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Jay Chou death hoax spreads on Facebook

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

At about 11 a.m. ET on Thursday (August 06, 2020), our beloved singer Jay Chou passed away. Jay Chou was born on January 18, 1979 in Linkou. 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 41-year-old singer, songwriter 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 Taiwanese network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of a singer of Jay Chou's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (92%) of respondents think those Jay Chou death rumors are not funny anymore.

Jay Chou Death Hoax Dismissed Since Singer Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Friday (August 07) the singer's reps officially confirmed that Jay Chou 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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