“Xian Lim dead 2020” : Singer killed by internet death hoax

Xian Lim is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of singer Xian Lim’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, the singer best known for his role in The Reunion is alive and well.

UPDATE 02/12/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Xian Lim death hoax spreads on Facebook

Rumors of the singer’s alleged demise gained traction on Monday after a ‘R.I.P. Xian Lim’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the American singer’s passing:

At about 11 a.m. ET on Monday (November 30, 2020), our beloved singer Xian Lim passed away. Xian Lim was born on July 12, 1989 in San Francisco. 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 31-year-old singer, actor and model 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 singer of Xian Lim's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that 74% still think false Xian Lim death rumors are funny.

Xian Lim Death Hoax Dismissed Since Singer Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Tuesday (December 01) the singer's reps officially confirmed that Xian Lim 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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