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Travis Barker Death Hoax

by Brett M. Christensen

Outline:
Message claims that famous drummer Travis Barker was found dead in his garage in November 2007


Status:
False

Example:
Last night on November 13th famous drummer Travis Barker was found dead in his garage. “He was found in his garage coming home from a dinner/award ceremony.” said reporter Tom Burry.

Investigators are not sure of how Former +44 drummer yet died or they are not telling the public the full truth yet.

Travis’s wifes exact words “everyone in the world has someone special who has died in there life. Maybe it hasn’t happen yet but please pray for Travis and my family. I would appreciate it and whoever did this to Travis is a sick! man.” So if you have a heart please repost this and take a minute and pray for this great drummer known as Travis barker.

And if you don’t repost this no one will kill you and no one will hurt you and no you won’t have bad luck for seven years. You not posting this just shows you have no heart.

*So please just repost as “in loving memory of Travis Barker”.



Detailed Analysis:
In November 2007, the Internet was abuzz with rumours claiming that well known drummer, Travis Barker, had been found dead in his garage. Stories about the star’s death quickly moved around social networking sites such as MySpace and also began to circulate via email.

However, the rumours are totally unfounded. According to readexpress.com, Dennis Dennehy, from Barker’s record label, Interscope Records, has denied the claims. Travis Barker is alive and well, although apparently keeping a low profile. Posts on Barker’s wife Shanna Moakler’s MySpace page also deny the rumour.

Baker gained fame as the drummer for the band blink 182 and is currently the drummer for +44.

It is unclear where the rumour originated. Barker joins a long line of other celebrities who have “featured” in hoaxes that falsely announce their untimely demise.



Last updated: 2nd November 2007
First published: 2nd November 2007
By Brett M. Christensen
About Hoax-Slayer

References
Shanna Moakler MySpace
Barker ‘Definitely Not Dead’

Importance Notice

After considerable thought and with an ache in my heart, I have decided that the time has come to close down the Hoax-Slayer website.

These days, the site does not generate enough revenue to cover expenses, and I do not have the financial resources to sustain it going forward.

Moreover, I now work long hours in a full-time and physically taxing job, so maintaining and managing the website and publishing new material has become difficult for me.

And finally, after 18 years of writing about scams and hoaxes, I feel that it is time for me to take my fingers off the keyboard and focus on other projects and pastimes.

When I first started Hoax-Slayer, I never dreamed that I would still be working on the project all these years later or that it would become such an important part of my life. It's been a fantastic and engaging experience and one that I will always treasure.

I hope that my work over the years has helped to make the Internet a little safer and thwarted the activities of at least a few scammers and malicious pranksters.

A Big Thank You

I would also like to thank all of those wonderful people who have supported the project by sharing information from the site, contributing examples of scams and hoaxes, offering suggestions, donating funds, or helping behind the scenes.

I would especially like to thank David White for his tireless contribution to the Hoax-Slayer Facebook Page over many years. David's support has been invaluable, and I can not thank him enough.

Closing Date

Hoax-Slayer will still be around for a few weeks while I wind things down. The site will go offline on May 31, 2021. While I will not be publishing any new posts, you can still access existing material on the site until the date of closure.

Thank you, one and all!

Brett Christensen,
Hoax-Slayer