“Martin Solveig dead 2020” : Dj killed by internet death hoax

Martin Solveig is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of dj Martin Solveig’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 albums like Smash or C'est la vie is alive and well.

UPDATE 10/08/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Martin Solveig death hoax spreads on Facebook

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

At about 11 a.m. ET on Saturday (August 08, 2020), our beloved dj Martin Solveig passed away. Martin Solveig was born on September 22, 1976 in Paris. 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 43-year-old dj 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 French network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of a dj of Martin Solveig's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (75%) of respondents think those Martin Solveig death rumors are not funny anymore.

Martin Solveig Death Hoax Dismissed Since Dj Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Sunday (August 09) the dj's reps officially confirmed that Martin Solveig 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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