There are rumors swirling all the time that some celebrity is dead. From Charlie Chaplin to Zayn Malik, no one has been left out of the death hoax train. With the advent of the internet, these hoaxes have but found a quicker way to spread like wildfire.
It’s a hat-trick!
The newest addition to the long list of celebrities whose death has been but a mere hoax is Peter Kay. This is the third time that the comedian has fallen victim to a bizarre death hoax.
#RIPPeterKay started trending Friday morning, leading to people to wonder if the 46-year-old was really dead. Fortunately, others reassured that he wasn’t dead and it was only a hoax.
Back in 2018, Kay canceled a tour citing ‘unforeseen circumstances’ and continued to stay out of the spotlight. He said he needed to put his family before everything This pushed people to claim that he had passed away. Only weeks before cancellation of the tour, former Everton and England footballer Peter Reid posted that Kay was dead. He uploaded a picture of Kay’s Wikipedia page that said he passed away on February 4, 2018. He wrote that he couldn’t believe the news.
However, it was later clarified that another man by the same name had died in 2013, leading to this confusion.
It was reported that Kay had acquired a 32 million euro fortune even though he had been absent from the spotlight. He has rarely been spotted in public since the show he canceled in December 2017. He was absent on social media as well. He hadn’t tweeted in six months. His latest tweet, from last month, announced that his Phoenix Nights was coming to the big screen.
Other victims of a death hoax
Another celebrity to be hit with death hoax is ex-One Direction member Zayn Malik. A Facebook page titled ‘R.I.P. Zayn Malik’ attracted the attention of fans all over the world. The about page read as follows.
“At about 11 am ET on Wednesday (November 06, 2019), our beloved singer Zayn Malik passed away. He will be missed but not forgotten. Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting and liking this page.”
His representatives officially confirmed that the 26-year- old is alive and well. They urged fans to stop believing that they see on the internet.