By Zachary Swickey
New Jersey’s hottest rock export Jon Bon Jovi is the latest star to get the death hoax treatment, as false reports of his demise ran rampant late yesterday on the Internet. A rep for the singer quickly quashed the rumors, saying JBJ was alive and even performing at a charity even that night.
The rumors gained steam as a trending topic yesterday on Twitter when accompanied with a fake press release that was frequently being retweeted. Noisecreep points out that the false report appears to have been copied from an LA Times story on the death announcement of Michael Jackson.
A photog friend of Jovi’s snapped a fun pic of the star holding a sign that reads “Heaven looks a lot like New Jersey! Dec. 19th 2011, 6:00” to post on Twitter ending the hoax. So at least he was a good sport about the whole silly ordeal.
Unfortunately, death hoaxes have become something of a trend. Several notable stars, from Jaleel White (aka Steve Urkel) to living legend Paul McCartney, have had to publicly deny their own death. Here are some of the craziest death rumors about our favorite stars that we’ve heard about. Read More...