*BOSSIP Exclusive* Dead Wrong Hoaxes

- By Bossip Staff

The anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death is coming up on June 25th and not everybody wants to accept that the King of Pop is gone. The folks over at a site called Michael Jackson Death Hoax Investigators think he’s still kicking. And there are fans out there hanging on to the hope that Tupac is alive. This got us thinking about some of the celeb death hoaxes we’ve seen. Pop the hood.

1. Whitney Houston — Back on 9/11, there was a rumor going around that Whitney was dead. As the story picked up steam, her publicists issued a denial telling ABC News:

In a statement, her publicist, Nancy Seltzer, said, “I’ve just spoken to Whitney. She is perfectly fine and does not understand why, with everything going on in the world right now, they have to find new rumors to dig up. She is home in New Jersey with her family.” Seltzer said people were calling the singer at home and sobbing, after apparently having heard reports of her death over the radio. According to the rumors, Houston had died of a drug overdose.

2. Bobby Brown — Whit’s ex, Bobby, has also been the topic of premature evacuation talk. In April he had to call into a radio station to prove he’s still with us.  Hip Hop Wired reported:

Calling into Atlanta radio station V-103, Bobby spoke with radio host Ryan Cameron to clear up the rumors. When asked how the rumors started, Bobby stated,

“I really couldn’t tell ya. I heard about it yesterday and brushed it off but I think Twitter is getting out of hand. People were calling my phone and asking me am I ok so I started to wonder. I’m just thankful but I got everything to live for.”

3. Bill Cosby — In February there was a rumor going around the Web that Cos was gone to that great Pudding Pop factory in the sky. Tech site Softpedia noted:

“In what appears to be the latest example of hackers jumping on the coat-tails of a hot trending search topic, criminals have created malicious webpages which pretend to be a CNN news report about Bill Cosby’s supposed death – but really display fake warnings about security problems on your computer,” Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos, warns.

4. Will Smith — In 2009, online jacka$ses claimed that Will Smith died in a car accident. A post on the Will Smith Fan Club noted:

The story goes that Will Smith was driving his Porsche in the Hollywood Hills area when he lost control of his vehicle which flipped…. It is confirmed that Will Smith is not dead, and that he did not have a car accident at all!

5. Jaleel White — Way back in 2006, there was a phony story out there that the actor who played Steve Urkel shot himself in the head, supposedly still despondent that “Family Matters” had been cancelled. According to the moronic tale, the suicide note featured the Urkel catchphrase: “Did I Do That?” Needless to say, White’s alive.

6. Kanye West — Kayne supposedly bit it in a two-car accident in 2009. Amber Rose was ready to snatch somebody baldheaded. MTV reported.

The rapper’s girlfriend, model Amber Rose, tweeted, “This ‘RIP Kanye West’ topic is not funny and it’s NOT TRUE! He has people like myself and his family that love him very much. … It’s in extreme poor taste to have that as a trendy topic. It’s totally disrespectful to make up a story like this we’re all human … and we all make mistakes and to say someone died cuz of a mistake is ridiculous. You wouldn’t want someone to say that about you.”

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  • OOOooofucthaaaat!!!

    O.K. I remember that hoax about Jaeleel White.
    They also put out a rumor that rapper Canibus died and Shante Broadous aka the boss lady had died in her basement last year. None are true.

  • Somali Ninga

    Michael Jackson
    1958-2009
    Gone Too Soon ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  • Bohwe

    MJ WOULDN’T DO THAT TO HIS CHILDREN OR HIS MOTHER. THE 4 PEOPLE HE LOVED MOST IN THIS LIFE. WHY PUT THEM THROUGH THE TORMENT OF GRIEVING AND HAVING TO RECOVER FROM SUCH A LOSS.

  • getyourhandouttamypocket

    I’m not even gon’ lie to ya’ll…when I first heard about Jaleel White’s ‘suicide note’, I died a thousand deaths with laughter. I remember hearing about Will Smith and I was hurt. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Tupac is alive.

    That is all.

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  • Lisa

    You know what, when MJ died last June, my heart hurt. I couldn’t believe it, especially when when was this close to going back on stage.

    However, I admit, there are some thing on YouTube that make me question things. As someone mentioned earlier, there are lots of things that the Jackson family doesn’t tell the truth about; quite frankly, I understand that because their lives are not everyone’s business and it’s easier to lie than to say ‘no comment’ or ‘none of your business’. I’m not saying it’s right, but I do understand.

    There are more questions than answers about Michael Jackson’s death. The fact that everything was delayed for so long(funeral, child custody, etc) is suspect. As someone said, he wouldn’t leave his children to mourn him, I actually disagree. There is a less of a threat to the kids with him gone.

    I don’t know if it’s his will, the photos of him with the paramedics, something isn’t right. We may never know the true details; all we can do is pray that his soul is at peace wherever he is.

  • The Jacksons R Liars!!!!

    Just a few questiions.

    Why were there 2 different caskets. 1 at the Memorial,& a diffferent 1 at the PRIVATE family service @ Forest Lawn that was fimed?

    Why in the autopsy report the last page they had some1 from the coroners office go get hair samples from Mikes body 8wks after he died (and allegedly had been embolmed) & his body was said to be covered w/white towels & sheets, this after his memorial services. Come on. They undressed him? Latoya described his beautiful white outfit.

    If my famous father died i’d be chewing gum at his memorial to!
    TUPAC & MICHAEL JOE JACKSON ARE ALIVE

    Maybe Michael Joeseph Jackson died. But the King Of Pop’s middle legal name was Joe.

  • RIP Music Ofiically Died In 2009

    i love you michael from you number one fan and wife muah

  • Lisa

    Who comes up with these sick fake deaths? Why would anyone do that? People are crazy!

  • KDawg

    i remember one that said chris tucker killed himself cuz he found out he had aids

  • the list

    everyone on your list is alive including Michael Jackson

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    as Drake would say: THANK ME LATER

  • Georgia

    I believe Michael Jackson is alive. There still too many unanswered questions. That so called ambulance photo that didn’t even look like him. That ambulance backing out of the driveway was in no hurry to get him to the hosiptal and I can go on.

  • tg

    I can’t believe its almost a year already. Scary the way these years go by.

  • its me

    what about the rumor in think in 2008 saying that lil wayne’s daughter reginae was dead.. now thats just plaine cruel to say that about a kid. ppl dont have anything else to do but to sit around and make up lies about ppl that they dont even personally know… go get a job or something or take care of your kids… ~im ust sayin

  • QUE

    Its been a year already?? WTF???

  • OhMyMulatto

    2 all the MJ fans dead or alive he’s no longer here so mourning was indeed neccessary regardless of his personl trial and tribulations his contributions to the world through music are incomparable. 2 the non-MJ fans dead or alive he’s no longer here, so let him be in peace where ever he may be, u all wanted him gone and now he is and even still he can have no peace I think that would be enough to make anyone want to disappear. Damn a man cant even shake the haters after he’s dead. and 4 the recorde no one really knows what happened with those kids so dont go judging folks!

  • its me

    @nicki minaj hates me

    who are you talking to?? or about there’s no one on here with the name hi hata… unless its not showing up on my computer

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    I just saw Elvis at Home Depot–right over near the rakes.

  • K

    CHECK OUT THE CARLOTTA CHATWOOD SHOW ON BLOGTALKRADIO.COM. THEY HAVE BEEN HAVING HOAX SHOWS SINCE NOVEMBER ABOUT MJ. SHE HAS THE BIGGEST HOAX INVESTIGATORS ON YOU TUBE ON HER SHOW. THE NEXT ONE WILL BE MAY 30TH @ 4:00PM CST. OR CHECK OUT HER ARCHIVES OF PAST SHOWS ON BLOGTALKRADIO.COM

  • KING OF MUSIC MICHAEL JACKSON

    MICHAEL WHEREVER YOU ARE I LOVED YOU, I LOVE YOU AND ALWAYS WILL.

    TO THOSE MAKING THE UNNECESSARY, LIES ABOUT BASELESS DEFAMING RUMORS REGARDING HIS CHERISHED LIFE GO AND GET EDUCATED AND STOP BEING A TOOL FOR THE FAKE MEDIA.

  • peaches

    PLEASE GO HEAD ON WITH THAT BS!MJ A** IS DEAD.PEOPLE REALLY NEED TO GET A LIFE,OH BUT I FORGOT LIES DO MAKE A LOT OF MONEY.

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