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.