Soul legend Al Green is not – repeat not – dead.
Rumours of the Reverend’s demise were all over the internet at one point in mid-June after a ‘R.I.P. Al Green’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the American singer’s passing, viz:
“At about 11 a.m. ET on Friday [June 14, 2013], our beloved singer Al Green passed away. Al Green was born on April 13, 1946 in Forrest City. He will be missed but not forgotten. Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page.”
Hundreds of fans immediately started writing their messages of condolence on the Facebook page, expressing their sadness that the 67-year-old was dead. And as usual, the Twittersphere went mad too.
An American pro wrestler, also known as Al Green, did die on June 14, after struggling with a long illness. It’s not known if the confusion arose from this event.