August Alsina Isn’t Dead; So You Might Want to Stop Tweeting About it

March 9, 2015 Updated: July 18, 2015

August Alsina hasn’t died, but a bogus rumor is going around saying he’s dead. He’s alive and well.

The origin of the bunk¬†report is from fake news site NewsBuzzDaily, which has an article titled, “Rest in Peace August Alsina,” and it shows a photo of him in the hospital. A few months ago, Alsina was hospitalized for a few days after collapsing on stage, but he was released. On Twitter, the bunk report took a life of its own, with users simply tweeting “RIP August Alsina” and making claims that he died.

NewsBuzzDaily’s disclaimer says it is a “combination of real shocking news and satire news,” whatever that’s supposed to mean. It shouldn’t be taken seriously as a news source.

Alsina, who is currently on tour, last tweeted a few days ago.

In case you didn’t know, he’s a singer from New Orleans who released his debut album in April 2014.

The fake NewsBuzzDaily article reads in part: “Singer August Alsina has passed away earlier this morning after waking up from a three day coma. August Alsina was hospitalized last week following an onstage fall during a concert. Medical experts say that Alsina was dehydrated and suffered a serious drug overdose. He tested positive for a cocktail of narcotics including cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana, heroin and MDMA. He also suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of the fall, placing him in a dangerous coma. It has been reported that he also suffered a series of seizures before falling out of consciousness into a coma.”

Again, the whole thing is fake.