We can all relax and take a deep breath. Ricky Martin is not dead. In fact, he’s alive, but it seems that he is still in “heaven,” though. The singer took to Instagram to post a perfectly captioned photos on Instagram after a death hoax surfaced online. Read on to learn more about the details.
According to his official account on the social media site, Martin shared several photos with the “#heaven” hashtag included in his humorous posts. The “Livn’ La Vida Loca” singer later posted a photo of him enjoying the sunset, with the caption, “#Sunset in #heaven.”
He also shared another one with the caption “Hello from #heaven.”
Rumors of his death began circulating online after a YouTube video shared images of a car accident wherein the 43-year-old Grammy winner was allegedly killed. According to the news, Martin was supposedly speeding when he “lost control” of his BMW in an effort to avoid hitting a slow moving vehicle.
“Multi-platinum artist Enrique Martin Morales, known by the stage name ‘Ricky Martin’, died at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time while driving his BMW CONVERTIBLE CAR on a freeway in Los Angeles, CA,” read the video’s description.
The video uploaded by Shocking And-upcoming video has been viewed almost 400,000 times.
The fake report was said to be confirmed by a sheriff from Marin County, north of San Francisco. In reality, the video was actually taken from an accident that took place from an entirely different country. Some fans, however, were quick to lament the death of their idol and took to social media to express their grief on his early demise.
Martin was not the first to fall victim to the death hoax, and certainly not the last. Early this month, East Enders’ Danny Dyer has also been reported dead by an internet troll. Play nice kids!
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