Earlier this week someone started a rumor online that reggae/dancehallicon Shaggy is dead. The news sent off a Twitter firestorm.
The rumor claimed that Shaggy was stabbed to death during a brawl outside a nightclub in Los Angeles.
But fret not because it was a hoax. A rep for Shaggy confirmed a short while ago that Mr. Boombastic is alive and in good health.
“The rumors are exactly what it is a rumor,” his rep said. “We were made aware of the rumor yesterday but we didn’t know it was so serious. Someone just have a little too much time on their hands.”
Shaggy’s info on Wikipedia was also updated to reflect his false death.
This would not be the first time Shaggy is being made the victim of a similar hoax. Last year summer, rumors surfaced that he died in a car accident.
Another reggae star, Sizzla Kalonji, was also the victim of a similar hoax multiple times in recent years.
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