News of rapper Rick Ross’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the April 2021 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 his album God Forgives, I Don't is alive and well.
UPDATE 21/04/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Rick Ross death hoax spreads on Facebook
Rumors of the rapper’s alleged demise gained traction on Monday after a ‘R.I.P. Rick Ross’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the American rapper’s passing:
“At about 11 a.m. ET on Monday (April 19, 2021), our beloved rapper Rick Ross passed away. Rick Ross was born on January 28, 1976 in Carol City. 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 45-year-old rapper 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 rapper of Rick Ross' stature would be major news across networks.
A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (81%) of respondents think those Rick Ross death rumors are not funny anymore.
Rick Ross Death Hoax Dismissed Since Rapper Is ‘Alive And Well’
On Tuesday (April 20) the rapper's reps officially confirmed that Rick Ross 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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