Shane Dawson trends online after fake rumours about his death
20 July 2022, 12:05 | Updated: 22 July 2022, 10:25
The day the death rumours started was also Shane's 34th birthday.
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Shane Dawson has become the victim of a death hoax after fake rumours that he'd died spread across Twitter.
On Tuesday (July 19), a now-viral tweet alleged that the YouTuber had been found dead at his home in Colorado, citing that it had been reported in Deadline (FYI, there doesn't appear to be an article on Deadline about Shane's death.)
The tweet read: "Controversial YouTuber Shane Dawson, has been found dead in his Colorado home. He was 34."
The rumours quickly spread across Twitter like wildfire and Shane's name started trending.
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Shane's fans expressed their sadness and digust over the rumours. While others fuelled the fire and alleged that Shane's boyfriend Ryland Adams had confirmed Shane had died after falling from a rooftop – again, he didn't.
yall are spreading rumors of shane dawson’s death today and it turns put its his BIRTHDAY 😭😭😭💀💀💀 pic.twitter.com/KqF6V6dIHA— ᱬ S ᱬ (@theescarletgrey) July 19, 2022
This is why I hate troll twitter… It’s not like I think Shane Dawson is a good person, but photoshopping a fake instagram story not even 15 minutes after his death is announced is so weird. like get therapy https://t.co/mxUxTCjcqK— PauIy (@spinolover60) July 19, 2022
the way i almost jumped 😭😭😭😭 https://t.co/y4CbdIAcDW— STOP DONATING TO BLM NATIONAL AND SHAUN KING (@WrittenByHanna) July 19, 2022
It’s true. His boyfriend confirmed it on Instagram. He fell off a rooftop— X Æ A-12 stan (@Avril_laqueer) July 19, 2022
I understand nobody likes him, but you don’t joke about someone’s death.— rin (@_rinsaiko) July 20, 2022
i thought shane dawson was actually dead but he posted on ig 2 minutes ago😭😭😭— saylor🐈⬛ (@hyewonballs) July 19, 2022
i cant believe shane dawson is dead like that was not on my 2022 bingo card— maggie kate 🧣 (@folkl0ver) July 20, 2022
Shane is actually very much alive and he celebrated his 34th birthday on July 19. While Shane didn't address the death rumours specifically, he did share a haul of the presents he had received on Instagram Stories including his new puppy Riley.
He also shared more photos on his main page, alongside the caption: "The best Birthday ever. This is Riley Adams Dawson, code name RAD! We love her so much already!!!
"I can’t wait for you to meet her! Her personality is funny and I’m so proud of her every time she does literally anything. Is this what 34 feels like?"
Read more Shane Dawson stories here:
- Shane Dawson and Ryland Adams are looking for a surrogate to carry their baby
- Shane Dawson says he won't "abandon" his YouTube channel after 15 years
- Shane Dawson and Ryland Adams have moved to Colorado
- Shane Dawson and Ryland Adams are working on having a baby