The current wave of fake celebrity deaths continue, and tonight’s entry comes to us from Rick Astley
According to CNN’s iReport, Astley’s body was found at the Angleterre Hotel in Berlin after an ambulance responded to an emergency call from his hotel room. Astley was found unconscious in his hotel bedroom and was unable to be resuscitated. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
Unlike previous fake celebrity deaths, the use of CNN’s iReport gives this a little more legitimacy up front, at least if you don’t know how iReport works. iReport is open to all submissions without pre-publication review: I could submit a story saying Rick Astley is dead at the hands of an advanced civilization of alien music lovers and it would be published until such time CNN pulled it it.
Rick Astley is not dead, Rick Astley has not died, Rick Astley was not attacked by aliens either.