“Swae Lee dead 2020” : Rae Sremmurd singer killed by internet death hoax

Swae Lee is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

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News of rapper Swae Lee’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the September 2020 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, Rae Sremmurd singer is alive and well.

UPDATE 26/09/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Swae Lee death hoax spreads on Facebook

Rumors of the rapper’s alleged demise gained traction on Thursday after a ‘R.I.P. Swae Lee’ 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 Thursday (September 24, 2020), our beloved rapper Swae Lee passed away. Swae Lee was born on June 7, 1995 in Inglewood. 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 25-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 Swae Lee's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (92%) of respondents think those Swae Lee death rumors are not funny anymore.

Swae Lee Death Hoax Dismissed Since Rapper Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Friday (September 25) the rapper's reps officially confirmed that Swae Lee 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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