News of athlete Usain Bolt’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the December 2016 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the World’s fastest man is alive and well.
Usain Bolt death hoax spreads on Facebook
Rumors of the athlete’s alleged demise gained traction on Friday after a ‘R.I.P. Usain Bolt’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the Jamaican athlete’s passing:
“At about 11 a.m. ET on Friday (December 23, 2016), our beloved athlete Usain Bolt passed away. Usain Bolt was born on August 21, 1986 in Trelawny. 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 30-year-old athlete was dead. And as usual, Twittersphere was frenzied over the death hoax. READ MORE PAGE 2