You haven’t officially made it is a celebrity if you haven’t been the victim of a death hoax at least once in your career. Drake happened to be the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax Sunday. The rumors can be attributed to users on the 4Chan website. The Canadian rap star was said to have died of a fatal car accident in Los Angeles.
The rumors got so big that major media outlets, including Yahoo and CNN, picked it up. Buzzfeed published an obituary for the “What A Time To Be Alive” rapper:
“Los Angeles, California—On early November 22, 2015, the rapper known as Drake to his fans and Aubrey Drake Graham to his loved ones passed away in a fatal car accident. A reckless driver whose name has not yet been released to the public and is alleged to have been driving under the influence crossed the median early Sunday morning and crashed head on into the rapper’s Lamborghini Gallardo, crushing the car and everyone inside. An unidentified female is also alleged to have been in the passenger seat. Graham was taken to the emergency room but was unable to be resuscitated. The female victim was declared dead at the scene.”
Drake is not the only rapper in the Young Money camp to fall victim to death rumors. Lil Wayne was thought to be dead in March 2013 after TMZ ran a story saying the CashMoney star was placed into a coma after suffering multiple seizures.