“Orelsan dead 2020” : Rapper killed by internet death hoax

Orelsan is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of rapper Orelsan’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 rapper best known for albums like Le Chant des sirènes or Perdu d'avance is alive and well.

UPDATE 12/08/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Orelsan death hoax spreads on Facebook

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

At about 11 a.m. ET on Monday (August 10, 2020), our beloved rapper Orelsan passed away. Orelsan was born on August 1, 1982 in Alençon. 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 38-year-old rapper, actor and director 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 rapper of Orelsan's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that 72% still think false Orelsan death rumors are funny.

Orelsan Death Hoax Dismissed Since Rapper Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Tuesday (August 11) the rapper's reps officially confirmed that Orelsan 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 rapper. Others say this shows his extreme popularity across the globe.

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