Is Lil Wayne Dead? Facebook Video Claims Rapper Died Spawning Repeated Rumors On Social Media [VIDEO]

By iDesign Times Reporter December 17, 2013 12:18 AM EST
A Facebook video claiming Lil Wayne was found dead has been circulating around social media causing fans to wonder if the report is true. (Photo: Reuters)
A Facebook video claiming Lil Wayne was found dead has been circulating around social media causing fans to wonder if the report is true. (Photo: Reuters)

Is Lil Wayne dead? A viral video clip being shared around Facebook and Twitter titled, "R.I.P - RAPPER LIL WAYNE FOUND DEAD!" has fans of the artist concerned that perhaps the rapper really has died this time. Fortunately it's not true. Once again Lil Wayne has become the victim of a worn out death hoax which has struck him on multiple occasions. This go around it's unclear how the rumor got started, but apparently some are saying it involved a drug overdose from snorting too much cocaine. Many of the fake stories about Lil Wayne dying have been focused around car crashes, so this one, in combination with the fake video is somewhat new.

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 The death hoaxes concerning Lil Wayne began a number of years ago, but somehow these popular fake stories about celebrities dying continue to resurface. Lil Wayne has been a victim of a death hoax multiple times this year alone, alongside, Adam Sandler, Morgan freeman and Jackie Chan. While the validity of the report is uncertain, the RingSideReport website is claiming to have spoken to Lil Wayne today after the rumors that he had been found dead began spreading around social media sites like Twitter and Facebook. According to the RingSideReport, Lil Wayne had this to say about the rumors that he had died.

"A--clowns and noodle d--k twat keyboard warriors out there that keep putting me on blast and saying that I died. I have a message for you. I ain't afraid to kick you in the f---ing b--ls and I am going to kick you in the crotch until your b--ls fly out of you're a-- and your projectile b--ls hit your fat grandmother right in her wrinkled, c---s---er, face. YA HEARD!"

Though most who browse the web regularly know these fake stories about celebrities dying happen quite frequently, still there are those who continue to fall for the false reports and share the fake reports anyway. As a word to the wise, if you see anyone sharing the fake "R.I.P - RAPPER LIL WAYNE FOUND DEAD!" Facebook video, perhaps warn them that the video is fake and that by sharing it, they could be opening themselves up to becoming infected with a computer virus. According to the Inquisitor, a template similar to the one used for the fake Lil Wayne death video ha been used to gain users' personal information as the video cannot be viewed until it is shared via social media.

Lil Wayne has been the subject of numerous social media death hoaxes claiming the rapper died or was found dead after drug overdose or auto accidents in numerous locations around the world (Photo: YouTube)
Lil Wayne has been the subject of numerous social media death hoaxes claiming the rapper died or was found dead after drug overdose or auto accidents in numerous locations around the world (Photo: YouTube)

Lil Wayne did have a death scare a while back which resulted in several false rumors about his passing away. The rapper is epileptic, as was revealed in a TMZ interview, in March. The interview came soon after the rapper had experienced a series of epileptic episodes that landed him in ICU for 6 days at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Lil Wayne at the time admitted he had suffered three seizures in a row while his heart rate reportedly decreased to just 30 percent. According to Lil Wayne, "I could've died."

Since that time, every month or so we see a rumor cropping up about the rapper's unfortunate death, but the rumors thus far have always been false. If you hear of anyone spreading the false rumor that Lil Wayne is dead, perhaps share this article so they know the truth.

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