“Simon Le Bon dead 2020” : Duran Duran lead singer killed by internet death hoax

Simon Le Bon is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of singer Simon Le Bon’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the November 2020 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, Duran Duran lead singer is alive and well.

UPDATE 27/11/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Simon Le Bon death hoax spreads on Facebook

Rumors of the singer’s alleged demise gained traction on Wednesday after a ‘R.I.P. Simon Le Bon’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the English singer’s passing:

At about 11 a.m. ET on Wednesday (November 25, 2020), our beloved singer Simon Le Bon passed away. Simon Le Bon was born on October 27, 1958 in Bushey. 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 62-year-old singer 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 singer of Simon Le Bon's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that 60% still think false Simon Le Bon death rumors are funny.

Simon Le Bon Death Hoax Dismissed Since Singer Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Thursday (November 26) the singer's reps officially confirmed that Simon Le Bon 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 singer. Others say this shows his extreme popularity across the globe.

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