Did Steven Tyler die?

The lead singer of the rock band ‘Aerosmith’, Steven Tyler, was the latest celebrity involved in a death hoax.

Lead singer of rock band, Aerosmith, Steve Tyler, is no stranger to the highs and lows that come with fame. However, when news of his death hoax was confirmed, it came as a surprise to many people.

When a post was put up on Facebook, stating that the singer should rest in peace, his fans flocked to the page to leave their messages of condolences, while others were sceptical about the news.

The post was very specific with regards to details of his passing and, at first glance, the post was believable.

“At about 11 a.m. ET on Wednesday [9 December  2020], our beloved singer, Steven Tyler, passed away. Steven Tyler was born on March 26, 1948 in Yonkers. He will be missed but not forgotten. Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page,” the post read.

The page reached nearly millions of likes and the comments kept coming in before it was removed. Steve has had health problems before and, at 78 years old and having lived the life of a rockstar, his passing wouldn’t come as a surprise to some.

In 2006, the singer underwent a throat surgery that could have affected his career, but fortunately didn’t. The surgery was successful and, unfortunately, in that same year, he was being treated for a liver disease.

Steven Tyler has since had multiple surgeries, but he is well and alive. His representatives released a statement a day after the fake Facebook post.

“He joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. He’s still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the internet,” the statement read, in part.

The news caused a lot of anger amongst fans, with some stating that they didn’t see the humour in the death hoax.