Over the years many artists and celebrities have fallen victim of death hoaxes. I mean in all fairness why would one fake someone’s death or fake their own death. In this article we will take a look at a couple of reasons of these death hoaxes. What is a death hoax?
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A death hoax refers to unfounded rumors or misreports of someone’s death, usually a celebrity or a famous public figure. These hoaxes spread so viral especially on social media platforms. The ‘death’ of Zimbabwe’s war veteran and prominant singer Cde Chinx at Parirenyatwa hospital was one hoax cooked up recently, later being confirmed that he is alive and kicking. I for one was sadened by the news and for a moment it never dawn to me that it could be a hoax.
Who could have spread that rumour? Where did it originate? Our opinions can only remain speculations. In 2012 there was a hoax about the death of singer Cher who sung a hit son Believe stating that she was found dead in her home. Kim Kardashian tweeted this about it “Did I just hear Cher has passed away? Is this real? OMG”.
This hoaxes seem so real and one can be easily convinced. I’m going to just share a few of my thoughts to some hoaxes I’ve come across over the years. I should make this clear that this is not directed to any victim of these ‘death hoaxes‘ but purely my own opinion to this ‘exercise’. I feel nothing happenes without a source, there is no smoke without a fire. No offence but I’m of the opinion that most hoaxes are staged.
I’ve come across hoaxes where the victim is owing so much and they fake their death so that the spouse gets insurance money and pay off debts. Ofcourse this is excercised in the more developed nations like America. So in that essence we could conclude that they are people who can stage fake deaths. Some do it for attention.
Especially in the music industry, this is no difference to some of the topics we touched in our last couple of articles ‘wadrope malfunction’. Imagine how Cher’s death hoax created so much traffic on the internet platforms, even those who didn’t know her were curious to know who she is. For the record I’m not saying Cher faked her death.
On the other hand there are haters everywhere. We can’t rule out the fact that jus for hatred related reasons one can filter death rumours about a particular celebrity. We also can’t deny the fact that these hoaxes are a publicity tool.
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