Kanye West Dead? Youtube Trolls Make Morbid Claim

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Kanye West is dead. If you get your news from Youtube comments (which is a terrible idea) and you believe everything that they say (another terrible idea) then Kim Kardashian’s boyfriend has definitely bit the dust.

If you get your news from, well, anywhere else, Kanye West is still alive and kicking.

A series of comments popped up on several of the rapper’s videos on Youtube today claiming that West had passed away.

One troll writes on Kanye’s Mercy video:

RIP Kanye :'( cant believe you’re gone…you’ll be missed

It’s unclear where the rumor started but it may have come from Necropedia.

The site writes:

Death of Kanye West. Kanye West, born on June 8, 1977 in Chicago, was an American singer. He died on September 24, 2012, at the age of 35. Tributes have poured in from across the world.

Now, if you’ve taken the Inquisitr’s course on how to spot a death hoax you’ll probably notice something obviously fake about the story above. The story states that Kanye died on September 24th … which is tomorrow … in the future. So yes, the story is either a fake of Necropedia has figured out how to time travel.

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If you haven’t taken the Death Hoax 101 course, there’s another easy way to tell that the story is false. Above the article, Necropedia writes in big red letters: This is not a news article. (No one has died).