News of musician Morris Day’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the June 2021 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, Time frontman is alive and well.
UPDATE 22/06/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Morris Day death hoax spreads on Facebook
Rumors of the musician’s alleged demise gained traction on Sunday after a ‘R.I.P. Morris Day’ 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 (June 20, 2021), our beloved musician Morris Day passed away. Morris Day was born on December 13, 1957 in Minneapolis. 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 63-year-old musician and actor 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 Morris Day's stature would be major news across networks.
A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that 80% still think false Morris Day death rumors are funny.
Morris Day Death Hoax Dismissed Since Musician Is ‘Alive And Well’
On Monday (June 21) the musician's reps officially confirmed that Morris Day 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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