“Maureen Tucker dead 2020” : Velvet Underground ex-drummer killed by internet death hoax

Maureen Tucker is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

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News of musician Maureen Tucker’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, Velvet Underground ex-drummer is alive and well.

UPDATE 11/08/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Maureen Tucker death hoax spreads on Facebook

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

At about 11 a.m. ET on Sunday (August 09, 2020), our beloved musician Maureen Tucker passed away. Maureen Tucker was born on August 26, 1944 in Levittown. She 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 75-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 American network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of a musician of Maureen Tucker's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (79%) of respondents think those Maureen Tucker death rumors are not funny anymore.

Maureen Tucker Death Hoax Dismissed Since Musician Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Monday (August 10) the musician's reps officially confirmed that Maureen Tucker is not dead. “She joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. She'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 her extreme popularity across the globe.

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