Is Santan Dave dead? Rapper death rumours explained, is he still alive - and was he stabbed on his birthday?
The rumours say Dave was stabbed on his birthday, 5 July - but the rapper was actually born in June
This week, the internet has been flooded with reports about the passing of rapper Dave, also known as ‘Santan Dave’.
One of the most well-known British rappers, the 24-year-old, whose real name is David Orobosa Omoregie, has two studio albums to his credit.
His two biggest hits are the 2016 song ‘Thiago Silva’ with AJ Tracey and the 2018 song ‘Funky Friday’.
But is the rapper really dead, or is it all just an internet hoax?
Here is everything you need to know about it.
What are the rumours?
According to rumours that started to surface on Tuesday (5 July), the rapper had allegedly been stabbed to death on his birthday.
However, these claims are false, and Santan Dave hasn't actually passed away; instead, he is merely a victim of another celebrity death hoax.
The rumours about Santan Dave’s reported passing gained attention due to the popularity of the Facebook page "R.I.P. Dave," which has almost a million likes.
Many fans expressed their sorrow over the talented singer's loss by sending condolences to the Facebook page as soon as it was announced.
Is Santan Dave really dead?
On Tuesday, the singer's representatives reportedly stated that Dave was not deceased.
Dave's birthday isn't even in July; the rapper was born on 5 June.
On 8 July, Santan Dave will play at the Wireless Festival in Birmingham.
As people strive to play nasty pranks on others and misinform them, death hoaxes are actually rather prevalent online.
Some fans were unhappy by the fake news following the debunking of Santan Dave’s death rumour, calling it reckless, sad and cruel to the singer's devoted fans.