“Kygo dead 2020” : Dj killed by internet death hoax

Kygo is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax
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News of dj Kygo’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 dj best known for hit songs like It Ain't Me, Stole the Show or Firestone is alive and well.

UPDATE 15/08/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Kygo death hoax spreads on Facebook

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

At about 11 a.m. ET on Thursday (August 13, 2020), our beloved dj Kygo passed away. Kygo was born on September 11, 1991 in Singapore. 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 28-year-old dj, producer 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 Norvegian network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of a dj of Kygo'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 Kygo death rumors are not funny anymore.

Kygo Death Hoax Dismissed Since Dj Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Friday (August 14) the dj's reps officially confirmed that Kygo 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 dj. Others say this shows his extreme popularity across the globe.

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