“Swizz Beatz dead 2020” : Rapper killed by internet death hoax

Swizz Beatz is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of rapper Swizz Beatz’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the July 2020 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 One Man Band Man is alive and well.

UPDATE 09/07/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Swizz Beatz death hoax spreads on Facebook

Rumors of the rapper’s alleged demise gained traction on Tuesday after a ‘R.I.P. Swizz Beatz’ 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 Tuesday (July 07, 2020), our beloved rapper Swizz Beatz passed away. Swizz Beatz was born on September 13, 1978 in New York. 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 41-year-old rapper and producer 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 Swizz Beatz's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (61%) of respondents think those Swizz Beatz death rumors are not funny anymore.

Swizz Beatz Death Hoax Dismissed Since Rapper Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Wednesday (July 08) the rapper's reps officially confirmed that Swizz Beatz 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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