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    “Eddie Van Halen dead 2014” : Van Halen guitarist killed by internet death hoax

    News of guitarist Eddie Van Halen’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the June 2014 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, Van Halen guitarist is alive and well.

    UPDATE 20/06/2014 : This story seems to be false. Eddie Van Halen death hoax spreads on Facebook. Rumors of the guitarist’s alleged demise gained traction on Wednesday after a ‘R.I.P. Eddie Van Halen’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the American guitarist’s passing:
    At about 11 a.m. ET on Wednesday (June 18, 2014), our beloved guitarist Eddie Van Halen passed away. Eddie Van Halen was born on January 26, 1955 in Nijmegen. 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 59-year-old guitarist 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 guitarist of Eddie Van Halen's stature would be major news across networks.

    A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (94%) of respondents think those Eddie Van Halen death rumors are not funny anymore.

    Eddie Van Halen Death Hoax Dismissed Since Guitarist Is ‘Alive And Well’
    On Thursday (June 19) the guitarist's reps officially confirmed that Eddie Van Halen 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 guitarist. Others say this shows his extreme popularity across the globe.
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    I don't understand the lure of this. Why do people insist on this morbid form of self satisfaction???
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    Hmmm....didn't even see it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LLFHS View Post
    Hmmm....didn't even see it.
    Me neither. Weird how some people just believe everything that gets put online.

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    I didn't hear anything about it either until today.

    It's just stupid, what's the point of these stupid hoaxes?
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    Where did it spread to??? Never heard a word.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod Dangle View Post
    I didn't hear anything about it either until today.

    It's just stupid, what's the point of these stupid hoaxes?
    Its called Trolling, and there are enough guillable fools on the internet to feed the trolls

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    It is REALLY weird to hear that this false rumor of Eddie dying supposedly went viral this week, because I heard ABSOLUTELY NO such rumor. It's my job to monitor VH news constantly. Didn't see it on any website or facebook page. I am doubting that this rumor went viral at all.

    If it really did go viral as they are saying, I would have been hearing about it all day long. (Along with many of us here).

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    I never heard it either.
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    News to me, too.

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    Yea, I find it funny how no one here heard a word about anything...until I clicked on the topic...I'm here and on Jeff's site every day...I'd think someone here would have mentioned it. Didnt go viral, but it trying to now.

    "Internet trolls who publish celebrity death hoaxes killed in mass execution"

    Lets see if we can get that going....
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    There are two general questions/sentiments in reaction to this.

    1) Why would someone create this hoax? What satisfaction could someone possibly get from fabricating this story?

    2) Why do people believe what they read on the internet?

    The answer to #2 is #1.

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    This "viral rumor" is (non)news to me as well.

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    I didn't hear anything. All I know is when that day comes, I'm sure I'll hear from everybody I've ever met.
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    If I was Eddie I would have tweeted "I will sorely be missed".

 

 

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