The Twitter death hoax continues and this time rapper Drake is the victim, with RIP Drake beginning to trend on the social media site on Saturday morning. The RIP Drake death hoax came on the heels of another death rumor about actor Eddie Murphy. There are no official reports that the rapper has passed away.
The Internet blew up this week when people began searching for answers as to whether Murphy died. But those reports turned out to be false.
Celebrity Web site TMZ verified that Murphy was in fact alive after MediaFetcher.com triggered the false report. Several other celebrities have been claimed dead in false reports. Those celebrities include Adele, Rick Ross, LeBron James, Jon Bon Jovi, Charlie Sheen, Adam Sandler, TooShort, Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Bacon, Luke Perry, Jack Black, Will Smith, Jaden Smith, Tom Green, Mac Miller, Tiger Woods, and George Clooney to name a few.
Here is how Twitter fans have been responding to the RIP Drake trending topic:
-- One person posts RIP DRAKE as a joke and now it's trending cause of everyone saying why is it tending?! you ignorant twitter children.
-- Drakes not dead .. Why are ppl saying RIP drake? ... #mostdefinitelyalive
-- RIP Drake - Trending, Really? :/ . I bet he doesn't even know twitter have killed him yet.
-- RIP Drake is trending?? Really??? If this keeps up, when someone ACTUALLY dies no one on Twitter is going to believe it!
-- RIP Drake -ef' it I'm Over with all these cyber deaths...
-- RIP Drake is tending..? like don't people have anything better to do than lie about the deaths of celebrities..
-- RIP Rick Ross? RIP Drake? Twitter is killing everybody.
While many of the responses seemed concerned that rumors were spreading that the rapper has passed away, there were other Twitter reactions that came off as mean.
-- RIP Drake - Sources say he overdosed on confidence »» << wow!! Lol
-- RIP DRAKE , his last words were whining I just hope you miss me a little when I'm gone.
-- RIP Drake? Guess he overdosed on confidence.
It is uncertain where the Drake death rumors started , causing RIP Drake to launch as a trending topic on Twitter. However, Global Grind has reported that the rapper is very much alive and was seen gearing up for the upcoming Super Bowl.
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