Earlier this week the internet was flooded with news of Blake Shelton‘s rumored death after a news publication called Real New Daily published an article titled “Blake Is Gone 1976-2017,” alleging that the country singer was “found at home” dead.
Naturally, “news” of the 40-year-old country singer’s death spread like wild fire, even resulting in the creation of a Facebook page called “R.I.P. Blake Shelton.” In the “About” of the newly minted Facebook page, the creator of the page even went to the extreme of naming a time of death for the country singer:
“At about 11 a.m. ET on Tuesday (March 28, 2017), our beloved singer Blake Shelton passed away. Blake Shelton was born on June 18, 1976 in Ada. He will be missed but not forgotten. Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page.”
Hundreds of fans quickly took to the page to send their condolences, expressing their immense sadness over hearing their favorite singer had lost his life. After coming across the news that Shelton had “passed away,” a fan of the country singer, Twitter user Timothy Davis, took to the social media site to sarcastically express his condolences to Shelton, sending the country singer a tweet attached with a screenshot of the original article alleging his death.
— timothy denis (@ruethedaye) March 29, 2017
So how does Shelton respond to the news he had died?
Well shit… https://t.co/8hoJcd1QaG
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) March 30, 2017
The country singer is only the latest to fall victim to the sick death hoax trend that seems to be on the uprise. Luckily for the site, Shelton has a good sense of humor.