2014 Celebrity Death Hoax: Maroon 5 Frontman and 'The Voice' Coach Adam Levine Latest Victim of 'Drug Overdose' Death Hoax
By Jenalyn Villamarin | March 28, 2014 2:17 PM EST
The Internet recently killed another famous celebrity and fans are not happy with the cruel death hoax circulating. The latest celebrity death hoax victim that reportedly died from a drug overdose this March 2014 is none other than Maroon 5 frontman and "The Voice" coach Adam Levine.
Musician Adam Levine (L) and model Behati Prinsloo arrive at the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscars Party in West Hollywood, California March 2, 2014.
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In the MediaMass.net report, the story on Adam Levine's passing read: "At about 11 a.m. ET on Wednesday (March 26, 2014), our beloved singer Adam Levine passed away. Adam Levine was born on March 18, 1979 in Los Angeles. He will be missed but not forgotten. Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page." The report then spread on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter that stunned the fans of the "Moves Like Jagger" singer.
Netizens who believed the report were quick to express sorrow and concern over Adam Levine's death while others became doubtful on the drug overdose claim since there has been numerous fake death reports on other famous celebrities like Jackie Chan, Will Smith, Celine Dion, Jim Carrey and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
"A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (75%) of respondents think those Adam Levine death rumors are not funny anymore," the MediaMass.net report reads. The 35-year-old singer's rep refuted the Internet death hoax on Thursday, March 27, officially confirming that Mr Levine is alive and well.
The Epoch Times report continued to prove that Adam Levine's death report is false by claiming it to be another scam spreading on Facebook. "It claims to be from Yahoo and has video footage, but it's just a scam. There's been no mainstream or even legitimate news reports on Levine's alleged death," the report read.
The report further exposed what happens when the user clicks on the Facebook post regarding Adam Levine's death. Users will be prompted to either "Like" or "Share" the post before giving the details on what happened to the Maroon 5 frontman.
However, there is no video or information related to Adam Levine and users are transferred to a site that asks "complete bogus surveys that seek to collect personal information." There are instances that users are asked to download a suspicious software or allow using a rogue Facebook app in accessing their accounts.
The Epoch Times suggests to users who have shared the Adam Levine death hoax post must delete the link on their Facebook wall and "Unlike" it as well as remove the rogue app in their Facebook account. The fake scam apps often use credible news outlets or sites such as CNN, Fox News and YouTube to deceive people.
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