According to the rumor, superstar singer and actor Usher had passed away in an accident. The news was also covered by several entertainment websites, but nobody knew about its authenticity.
The Global Associated News also confirmed that Usher had died in a car accident on April 10, 2012, as reported by Z6Mag.
“Usher died in a single vehicle crash on Route 80 between Morristown and Roswell. He was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics responding to the vehicle accident and was identified by photo ID found on his body. Alcohol and drugs do not appear to have been a factor in this accident on April 10, 2012. Highway Safety Investigators have told reporters that Usher lost control while driving a friend’s vehicle on Interstate 80 and rolled the vehicle several times killing him instantly.”
The good thing is that Usher is alive and fortunately nothing has happened to him. The fake death news of the star was reported quite seriously, but now that people have gathered that it was a hoax, it’s almost become a joke.
This particular website encourages people to make up a fake story about celebrities. In fact, they have a repository of pre-formatted fake stories and the users can choose amongst them for their favorite celebrity.
Quite ironically, the website allows for an option of the celebrity removal from the list of celebrities in their database. According to the same website’s statement, they have never received a celebrity removal request.
This shows how some celebrities do try and get hype out of fake publicity, so they can remain in the news one way or the other.