A death-hoax is making the rounds once again, and once again, singer Shaggy is the victim.
The “Wasn’t Me” singer has been on the receiving end of the hoax a couple of times now but fans can rest assured that he’s still kickin’ despite an internet rumor that he was stabbed during a barfight. An update to Shaggy’s Wikipedia page caused a lot of confusion, however, as the prankster behind the hoax updated his bio to include his death date. The page has since been changed.
Fans and curious Twitter users took to the social media site to discuss, exclaim, and mourn the performer before word got out that it was all a hoax:
Lol why is wikipedia saying that Shaggy is dead :s
— Nicolas R. Khan(@DuttyKhan) January 23, 2013
“@johnnie_avtomat: WTF they mean by Shaggy dead?”this must be a lie!!!! :'(
— Black Rosa Parks (@keelahtequila) January 23, 2013
it says Shaggy is dead on wikipedia! I hope this is some cruel joke! #MrBoomBastic
— Sammie Joyce (@SammieJoyce) January 23, 2013
I refuse to believe Shaggy is dead until JA 7 o'clock news verify >.>
— 'Śůƈȟ Ά Ғùq'Ɲ LάԀӗӗ♎ (@Phylii_) January 23, 2013
LOOOL Jody sehh Shaggy cyaa dead, him immortal
— ♥¤Speaks My Mind¤♥ (@_Its_Zoe) January 23, 2013