Adam Ant, beloved British musician and afficianado of face paint, isn’t dead. That’s despite some news stories that are spreading on Twitter, based on a fake news page that has – not for the first time – caused a panic.
Most of the tweets on the subject are simple messages of sadness at news of the singer’s passing, but a few link to a ‘news site’ that seems to carry the story of his death in a jet ski accident. That site, as it confirms itself, is completely fake.
So Adam Ant isn’t dead, or – if he is – it’s a massive coincidence. This is the first big Twitter death hoax of 2012, but you can bet there’ll be others, probably involving the likes of Tony Danza and Bill Cosby.