Rumors, claiming the Guns N’ Roses frontman allegedly died, started spreading online on Dec. 3, leaving fans shocked and saddened. Could it really be true or have Axl Rose fans fallen for a death hoax?
Axl Rose was allegedly found dead in his West Hollywood home at age 52, according to a crazy new report. Could the Guns N’ Roses frontman really have died? Fans seems to be completely shocked — and confused.
Axl Rose Dead — Guns N’ Roses Frontman Dies In West Hollywood Home?
Don’t worry! This report is a hoax. Axl proved he’s not dead by addressing the situation on Twitter a few hours ago.
If I’m dead do I still have to pay taxes?
— Axl Rose (@axlrose) December 4, 2014
At least he has a sense of humor about the death rumor!
The fake story came from a site called MSNBC.website.com, which was designed to look like an MSNBC report. However, the two have no connection whatsoever.
The headline from the bogus story reads: “Sources: Guns N’ Roses Frontman Axl Rose Found Dead in West Hollywood Home at Age 52.”
“Unconfirmed reports say Rose was found dead Tuesday late afternoon in his West Hollywood home after police were called around 3:30 pm for a welfare check,” the story claims. The report then goes on to say a police spokesperson said, “The home was entered by police through an open back door where a body was found in the foyer area.”
The website pulled a similar prank in November, when it claimed Home Alone star Macaulay Culkin had died. That story also proved to be fake!
Axl Rose Dies — Fans React On Twitter
Woa. RIP. :( “Sources: Guns N’ Roses Frontman Axl Rose Found Dead in West Hollywood Home at Age 52” http://t.co/s8Vg0O1bbe
— MichaelKitces (@MichaelKitces) December 3, 2014
Axl Rose found dead? http://t.co/bcVtMa2qml Beware, strong chance you’ll hear a real bad version of Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door today.
— Markus Rill (@markusrill) December 3, 2014
Axl Rose is dead apparently http://t.co/iVzriwHeAy
— skooks (@skooks) December 3, 2014
SO I WAKE UP AND SEE A BUNCH OF “Guns N’ Roses frontman, Axl Rose, was found dead this morning” ARTICLES ON FACEBOOK AND HAD A PANIC ATTACK
— the beatles (@xrocknroll) December 3, 2014
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