“Robin Trower dead 2023” : Procol Harum ex-guitarist killed by internet death hoax
- By Jessica Simpson
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- Music March 2023
- International March 31, 2023
- Rumor Central March 2023
News of musician Robin Trower’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the March 2023 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, Procol Harum ex-guitarist is alive and well.
UPDATE 31/03/2023 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Robin Trower death hoax spreads on Facebook
Rumors of the musician’s alleged demise gained traction on Wednesday after a ‘R.I.P. Robin Trower’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the English musician’s passing:
“At about 11 a.m. ET on Wednesday (March 29, 2023), our beloved musician Robin Trower passed away. Robin Trower was born on March 9, 1945 in Catford. 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 78-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 English network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of a musician of Robin Trower's stature would be major news across networks.
A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that 56% still think false Robin Trower death rumors are funny.
Robin Trower Death Hoax Dismissed Since Musician Is ‘Alive And Well’
On Thursday (March 30) the musician's reps officially confirmed that Robin Trower 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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