Bon Jovi Uses Facebook To Squash Death Rumors

Rock star Jon Bon Jovi was the latest victim of a social media death hoax Monday, and he used Facebook to reassure his fans that rumors of his demise were greatly exaggerated.

Rock star Jon Bon Jovi was the latest victim of a social media death hoax Monday, and he used Facebook to reassure his fans that rumors of his demise were greatly exaggerated.

According to the Los Angeles Times, a very poor rewrite of the newspaper’s story on the death of Michael Jackson was posted by a blog called dailynewbloginternational, after which it spread virally via Facebook.

Last night, Bon Jovi posted a photo on the band’s Facebook page of him standing in front of a Christmas tree and holding a sign that read, “Heaven looks a lot like New Jersey, December 19, 2011, 6:00.”

Readers: Did you or any of your friends share the fake story on Bon Jovi’s death? What about the band’s rebuttal?