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NOT A HOAX – Rock Legend Jon English Has Died

by Brett M. Christensen

Stories circulating via social media are reporting that much loved rock legend Jon English has died.

Brief Analysis:
Sadly, the reports are true. Jon English has indeed died after complications following surgery for an aortic aneurysm. The star’s death has been widely reported by reputable news outlets in Australia and across the world.

Jon English Has Died

Detailed Analysis:
Reports and RIP posts currently circulating via social media are advising that iconic Australian  singer and actor Jon English has died. Unfortunately, the reports are true. Jon English has indeed died. A news report published by The Guardian notes:

The legendary Australian singer Jon English has died after complications following surgery for an aortic aneurysm. He was 66.

A statement released by the UK-born performer’s music label, Ambition Music Group, confirmed his death.

“It is with great sadness that we commemorate the passing of Jon English,” the statement said on Thursday.

“Jon died peacefully last night, aged 66. The cause of death was post-operative complications.”

The sad news has been confirmed by many other reputable news sources.

Why is this true story included here? Because of the number of callous and nasty celebrity death hoaxes that circulate via social media, many people now tend to be doubtful when they see posts on their social media feeds announcing the death of a celebrity. This caution is warranted. Some of the false celebrity death stories are like-farming or survey scams.  Others try to trick people into visiting clickbait websites or downloading malware.

But, in this case, the story is true. If a celebrity death report comes your way, you can easily confirm its veracity by searching a news portal such as Google News. If the celebrity really has died, his or her passing will be widely reported by legitimate news outlets.

Last updated: March 10, 2016
First published: March 10, 2016
By Brett M. Christensen
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