Beenie Man dead at 44 is a celebrity death hoax. There is no truth that the Jamaican reggae and dancehall artist was dead after being shot several times. Rather, this is just another celebrity death hoax for the month of April 2018 which has already seen many others being shared.
Where did this celebrity death hoax originate? The Guardian published death hoax on April 19, 2018, reporting that Beenie Man was dead. You can read the celebrity death hoax below.
KINGSTON – Jamaican reggae and dancehall artiste Beenie Man has died at 44.
Real name Anthony Moses Davis, Beenie Man was hospitalized in a critical condition after sustaining injuries from gunshots.
According to reports, the award winning musician was shot at least twice by unknown assailants when he was driving out of his home. A lady who was with him in the car said “the assailants where not masked and could make them out”.
Beenie Man was rushed to hospital in a critical condition where he was undergoing medical care before his demise on Wednesday.
Beenie Man was born in the Waterhouse district of Kingston in 1973. He was involved in the music industry from a young age, starting toasting at the age of five, and was encouraged by his uncle Sydney Knowles, who played drums for Jimmy Cliff. He won the Tastee Talent contest in 1981, and Radio DJ Barry G introduced him to local sound system operators, who helped to establish the popularity of the young deejay, who became known as Beenie Man.
However, there is no truth to the above story. For one thing, there is no legitimate news coverage of such a death happening. Also, note that the Guardian attempts to mirror The Guardian but does not have any affiliation. The fake news site even uses the real website’s name in its death hoax.
Additionally, Anthony Moses Davis aka Beenie Man posted a video on his Twitter feed confirming that he is very much alive and well despite the death hoax circulating on social media.
— Beenie Man (@KingBeenieMan) 18 April 2018
He recorded his debut single, “Too Fancy”, with record producer Henry “Junjo” Lawes in 1981, with Lawes also including him on the 1983 album Junjo Presents Two Big Sounds alongside established stars such as Dillinger, Fathead, and Ringo. His debut album, The Invincible Beenie Man: The Ten-Year-Old DJ Wonder was produced by Bunny Lee and released in 1983, his first hit single following the same year with the Winston Holness-produced “Over the Sea”.