Twitter lit up with the hash tag #RIPEnchancerZak today, as news that this Greyson Chance fan met with an untimely demise in a car accident. The fan, whose Twitter name was @Zenchancerboy, also known as Zak_Enchancer, spent his final hours bravely battling his injuries while a friend tweeted on his behalf. The problem is it was all just a hoax.
“Zak” created his Twitter account only 18 days before his demise. In those few weeks, he spent most of this time interacting with other Greyson Chance fans, sending out nearly 1500 tweets in that time. Then the faux drama began when a “friend” began tweeting on his behalf, telling friends that Zak had been in a car accident. After a few ups and downs, the friend said Zak was “gone.”
Today fans of Greyson Chance began discussing the death of Zak, only for people to start figuring out that it wasn’t real.
Consider this: It’s highly unlikely that if a young man were in a serious accident and clinging to life that his best friend would take the time to continually update all of his “friends” on an account he created only 18 days earlier. There also appear to be no real-life friends of this person on Twitter, nor a link to any other social media sites such as Facebook.
Twitter is a great way to find new friends around the world, but unfortunately it’s also a breeding ground for hoaxes like this by people with nothing better to do.
Below are some articles of other celebrity death hoaxes on Twitter.
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