Axl Rose Isn’t Dead: Death Hoax Goes Viral

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Another day, another fake celebrity death, the latest death hoax victim is Guns N’ Roses’ frontman Axl Rose.

The singer hasn’t always been the most jovial rock musician but in fairness to Axl he took this prank well, joking that if he’s dead, does he still have to pay taxes.

Rose joins a growing list of celebrities who’ve fallen victim to false death reports, actors Macaulay Culkin, Charlie Sheen and Jeff Goldblum have all been reported dead in the last year.

A fake website version of the American television station MSNBC broke the news, they posted a story claiming that the rocker had been found dead in his West Hollywood mansion.

The headline read: “Sources: Guns N’ Roses Frontman Axl Rose Found Dead in West Hollywood Home at Age 52.”

Guns N’ Roses fans immediately began tweeting their condolences writing ‘RIP Axl Rose’. One man that was puzzled by the news was Axl, he rushed to Twitter to reassure people that he was still breathing and there was no need to panic.


The hoax death story, on the false website, even had a quote from a fake police officer, which resulted in many fans being hoodwinked.

Just to confirm he is absolutely alive and well, moderators of the Guns N Roses official Facebook page shared a photo of Rose with the caption:

“Ha! They say I’m dead — again… Wait, what? WTF? It’s a hoax. Guys. Get a life at”

*image Ed Vill