Lil Wayne dead? No, but the hoax has gone viral, spurring condemnation from fans, especially so soon after the death of Paul Walker. 24 hours before Walker perished in an accident, a hoax of his death circulated the web. This latest viral hoax just opens those sore reminders, but this is not a first for the controversial rapper. It was shared first on Facebook as part of a virus embedded video.
As users on Facebook shared the video, it required the download, spreading the virus to thousands of users. Currently, no party has been named for starting the video share, but it seems thousands were either victims of the share or incidentally shared the video. Be sure to delete any video posts that is unfamiliar. The video shared on Facebook was labeled Rapper Lil Wayne Found Dead.
Lil Wayne is no stranger to death hoaxes. The rapper suffers from seizures and it is this medical ailment that has landed him on the hoax list more than once. Earlier in the year, Lil Wayne was rumored to had died after suffering from a series of seizures. The seizures were not a hoax, but rumors of his death was and they dominated web searches this past March.
This brings to mind additional celebrity death hoaxes that have hit the viral-o-sphere:
- Cher’s death hoax circulated in April. The singer/actress immediately took to Twitter to announce her well-being.
- Earlier this year Megan Fox was rumored as a victim of Death, but that of course, was found to be untrue.
- Kick-Ass starlet Chloë Grace Moretz faced a hoax in September when a rumor surfaced she died in a snowboarding accident. Moretz was not entertained and took to Twitter to slap the rumor down, calling the unnamed originator “sick.”
- Paul McCartney was rumored to be dead, again. 40 years ago he suffered a false rumor, this time it was updated on the world of Twitter. McCartney is healthy and alive.
Lil Wayne may suffer from epilepsy and people’s inability to detect alive from dead, but he is alive and healthy. The rapper also battle levels of controversy when it comes to his eyebrow raising videos.
One of his videos, Mirror, has been accused by conspiracy theorists of the massive symbolism indicating Illuminati ties, including additional videos from the explicit rapper. This seems to spur the foundation of many death hoaxes, most notably the recent passing of The Fast and the Furious star, Paul Walker.
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Lil Wayne is alive and well. Many conspiracies of his music intentions carry on, but the one constant that should never be, is falsifying the death of any one person, celebrity or not. Rumors surfaced 24 hours before the death of Paul Walker, alluding to his death. Not a day later he died in a fiery car accident. The questions surrounding the death and accident continue to plague social media.
Lil Wayne’s latest death hoax hit social media within the past 24 hours. The rapper has advised he is doing well. The video, if encountered, should be reported immediately. To share the video, users had to download it, be sure to change passwords connected with Facebook and email addresses in association. Only accept videos from confirmed sources or download the video from the original source.