Rumor Control: Shaggy Is Not DEAD

Shaggy is alive and well.

Earlier this week someone started a rumor online that reggae/dancehall icon Shaggy is dead. The news sent off a Twitter firestorm.

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The rumor claimed that Shaggy was stabbed to death during a brawl outside a nightclub in Los Angeles.

But fret not because it was a hoax. A rep for Shaggy confirmed with a short while ago that Mr. Boombastic is alive and in good health.

“The rumors are exactly what it is a rumor,” his rep said. “We were made aware of the rumor yesterday but we didn’t know it was so serious. Someone just have a little too much time on their hands.”

Shaggy’s info on Wikipedia was also updated to reflect his false death.

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This would not be the first time Shaggy is being made the victim of a similar hoax. Last year summer, rumors surfaced that he died in a car accident.

Another reggae star, Sizzla Kalonji, was also the victim of a similar hoax multiple times in recent years.

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