“Kenney Jones dead 2019” : Small Faces ex-drummer killed by internet death hoax

Kenney Jones is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of musician Kenney Jones’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the August 2019 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, Small Faces ex-drummer is alive and well.

UPDATE 20/08/2019 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Kenney Jones death hoax spreads on Facebook

Rumors of the musician’s alleged demise gained traction on Sunday after a ‘R.I.P. Kenney Jones’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the British musician’s passing:

At about 11 a.m. ET on Sunday (August 18, 2019), our beloved musician Kenney Jones passed away. Kenney Jones was born on September 16, 1948 in London. 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 70-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 British network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of a musician of Kenney Jones' stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (89%) of respondents think those Kenney Jones death rumors are not funny anymore.

Kenney Jones Death Hoax Dismissed Since Musician Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Monday (August 19) the musician's reps officially confirmed that Kenney Jones 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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