“Steve Jones dead 2024” : Sex Pistols guitarist killed by internet death hoax

Steve Jones is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of guitarist Steve Jones’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the April 2024 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, Sex Pistols guitarist is alive and well.

UPDATE 18/04/2024 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Steve Jones death hoax spreads on Facebook

Rumors of the guitarist’s alleged demise gained traction on Tuesday after a ‘R.I.P. Steve Jones’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the British guitarist’s passing:

At about 11 a.m. ET on Tuesday (April 16, 2024), our beloved guitarist Steve Jones passed away. Steve Jones was born on September 3, 1955 in London. 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 68-year-old guitarist 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 British network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of a guitarist of Steve Jones' stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (68%) of respondents think those Steve Jones death rumors are not funny anymore.

Steve Jones Death Hoax Dismissed Since Guitarist Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Wednesday (April 17) the guitarist's reps officially confirmed that Steve Jones 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 guitarist. Others say this shows his extreme popularity across the globe.

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