Jason Mraz Died? Nope, ‘RIP Jason Mraz’ Death Hoax Goes Viral on Twitter

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
September 18, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Jason Mraz, the singer, isn’t dead, but Twitter users want you to think otherwise.

The term #RIPJasonMraz went viral on Wednesday night and early Thursday morning, leading many to believe the singer is dead.

As the death hoax was going viral, Mraz tweeted at 12:40 a.m. ET: “The peoples climate march. This Sunday. Perfectly aligned on a day off! Join us.”

But users on Twitter were confused by the hoax.

Mraz on Wednesday also did an interview with New York’s DNAInfo while working on a community garden in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The photo of him above this article was taken at the event.

“If I hadn’t been a singer-songwriter, I would have been a landscaper,” Mraz said Wednesday.

He also performed a few days ago in Boston.

According to the Boston Globe, “His latest album, ‘YES!’, is a collaboration with the California four-piece Raining Jane, and it hones his happiness to a finer point; the sensitivity is still there, but it possesses a bit more oomph. Raining Jane started off the night with a brief, aside-filled set of uptempo, ornamented pop, and over the course of the evening they proved to be formidable partners for Mraz, providing gorgeously realized vocal counterpoints, switching off on instruments that included cello, sitar, and a toy xylophone, and offering the occasional bit of comic relief.”

Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.