Steven Lim, an entertainer from Singapore is dead. At least that's what Facebook and Twitter are saying. However, it appears that his death is just another death hoax. Lim is likely still alive.
A Facebook called "R.I.P Steven Lim" popped up this week, making people believe that the singer and actor from Singapore is dead. However, this page appears to be yet another troll page.
The page shows a newspaper, Mypaper, which seems to have a picture of Lim with the headline "Steven Lim found dead in bed." A note on the page says that the Singaporean entertainer was found dead in his apartment after Hari Raya Haji and there are suspicions of an overdose or suicide.
"At 3.05am, his friend, Mr Tan arrived at his flat to check on him. Mr Tan was let in by Mr Lim's roommate, who then knocked on the bedroom door. When no one answered the door, Mr Tan went into the bedroom to find Mr Lim unconscious on his bed. He immediately alerted authorities.
Victim to cyberbullying by two prominent you-tubers and a recent failed relationship, Mr Lim was going through a period of emotional trauma. Mr Tan denied to comment any further on the possible causes for his childhood friend's death."
While it may look like a real report, the newspaper is apparently fake. Someone posted a photo of the actual newspaper from the same date, but there is no sign of an article about Lim's death. The photo of the online version of the newspaper which was posted on the Facebook page, seems to be a good example of Photoshop.
The Facebook Page may have been created by one of Lim's many haters. Lim is known as an attention seeker who even appeared on the singing competition Singapore Idol, wearing nothing but yellow underwear.
Some blogs call him narcissistic.According to the blog LukeyIsHandsome.com, Lim "thinks he's famous, funny, handsome, good in singing and dancing and that people in Singapore loves him. He is none other than Steven Lim, one of Singapore's most controversial figures."
These negative feelings towards Lim seem to be apparent from Twitter as many don't seem to care about the rumored news of his death. Some are even happy about it.
Some examples of tweets include:
"Steven Lim died cuz of overdose of drugs or suicide. W/e"
"A is crying. B asks why. A: Didnt you hear? Steven Lim died. B: But it is fake mah. A: I know. That's why I crying."
"Steven lim died?LOL"
"Lol who went spreading that steven lim died lol excuse me nobody really cares and you are making him trending which is stupid"
It seems like not many are upset about Lim's death, which would make the story seem true as it says he dealt with cyberbullying from YouTube users. His Youtube channel has over 4,000 subscribers and 8 million video views.
However, Lim posted a video on the 27th of October. He has also recently updated his own Facebook Page. The Facebook Page about his death was made on October 22, proving once again that the rumor of his death is false. Some people are speculating that Lim created the page himself to get more attention.
Some people in Singapore claimed that they recently saw the entertainer, after the fake news of his death.
Lim isn't the only "celebrity" to be killed off by social media lately. More prominent celebrities have been killed off in huge death hoaxes.
Some other celebrities who became victims of a death hoax in recent months include musician Skrillex, Rapper Lil Wayne, Actor Vince Vaughn, Tom Kenny, the voice behind SpongeBob Squarepants, country singer Taylor Swift, legendary actor Morgan Freeman, Comedian Bill Cosby, Alfonso Ribeiro aka Carlton from the Fresh Prince, and Bill Nye the Science Guy have all been victims of death hoaxes within the past few weeks. All of these celebrities are just fine.