“Lenny Davidson dead 2020” : Dave Clark Five ex-guitarist killed by internet death hoax

Lenny Davidson is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

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News of guitarist Lenny Davidson’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the September 2020 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, Dave Clark Five ex-guitarist is alive and well.

UPDATE 25/09/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Lenny Davidson death hoax spreads on Facebook

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

At about 11 a.m. ET on Wednesday (September 23, 2020), our beloved guitarist Lenny Davidson passed away. Lenny Davidson was born on May 30, 1944 in Enfield. 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 76-year-old guitarist 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 guitarist of Lenny Davidson's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (85%) of respondents think those Lenny Davidson death rumors are not funny anymore.

Lenny Davidson Death Hoax Dismissed Since Guitarist Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Thursday (September 24) the guitarist's reps officially confirmed that Lenny Davidson 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 guitarist. Others say this shows his extreme popularity across the globe.

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