Another celebrity death hoax is rapidly spreading on Facebook and Twitter. Rock fans the world wide can rest easy. Jon Bon Jovi is alive and well!
Clicking the wall post takes you to site hosted at WordPress[dot]com with the bogus news story:
Usually hoaxes like this are created to drive traffic to advertising sites, generate Adsense revenue or some other monetary incentive. This one is different, in that, the WordPress site is bare bones with no ads whatsoever. There appears to be no reason behind the hoax.
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