Popular American rapper from Brooklyn, Bobby Shmurda fell victim to a viral internet death hoax on Saturday after a satire website falsely reported that he was stabbed to death inside the jail where he is currently being held.
The fake news went viral after infamous satirical site Huzlers.com cooked up the story saying Shmurda’s cell mate Antwan Mauldin, 29, stabbed him to death with a hidden pocket knife.
“Although authorities are not sure what caused Mauldin to murder Bobby, it is believed Bobby Shmurda’s song lyrics and rap personality might have played a role,” the fake report stated.
The hoax news by Huzlers has gained traction in social media with over 14,000 Facebook shares and over 300 twitter posts as of early Saturday. “He was alive a week ago….Bobby Shmurda Stabbed to death in jail by cell mate,” said ‘Karl along’ on Twitter.
“Hell….noooo say it ant so,” cried another person with the profile ‘FLIGHT 4RM DA 806’.