Jon Bon Jovi is Dead?

A false internet report claiming that rock star Jon Bon Jovi died appears to have been copied from a 2009 Los Angeles Times story that announced the death of Michael Jackson.

Garden State rocker Jon Bon Jovi died

On Monday, news spread throughout social media circles that Garden State rocker Jon Bon Jovi died. Soon after, the pop idol posted a message and photo on Facebook page assuring fans that he was alive and well.

A website called “dailynewbloginternational” posted the story claiming that Bon Jovi was dead on Monday.

The story had changed some words and details, falsely reporting that Bon Jovi died in New Jersey during a world tour. But some of the sentences appeared to have been copied from the Times story on Jackson’s death that ran on L.A. Now after he was stricken at his Holmby Hills mansion.

The Times said it was looking into the issue but emphasized that the newspaper was not involved in the false report.

Jon Bon Jovi trended worldwide on Twitter today when people thought he was dead. But he is not dead. It’s a hoax.

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