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Bon Jovi Death Hoax Starter Is A Disgruntled Bon Jovi Fan

By 12.29.11

Even hear about an internet celebrity death hoax and wonder why whoever started the hoax chose XYZ celebrity to be the victim of the hoax? I have! In fact, I’m sort of mildly fascinated by such things. So I was elated when the Asbury Park Press tracked down Jeffrey Goho, the guy behind the recent Bon Jovi death hoax. Turns out, he’s just a Bon Jovi fan who’s in a band of his own who just wants Bon Jovi to rock, man.

“I’m in a band as well, and I was going into the recording studio, and we had talked about how the music industry just started taking a turn into crazy new worlds that no one, really, can assess,” said Goho, 30, in a telephone interview Monday . “Long story short, I was talking to my band members on their down time, and we got so worked up in the conversation, I just kind of took the liberty and started (the rumor), because I was so irritated.

“All I heard was ‘Bon Jovi this,’ ‘Bon Jovi’s starting a restaurant.’ What was the latest one? The Advil commercial (featuring Bon Jovi)? It was like, ‘Jeez, (Bon Jovi) was a household name due to the music, not the business.’ So I’m not proud of it. I’m getting a lot of backlash from it, but as stupid as it sounds, that’s how it started. I just had a blurb and went with it.”

I’ve been saying the same thing about Justin Timberlake. It’s time for JT to make some new tunes y’all. So I guess I have no other choice but to kill him on the internet! Now don’t be surprised when you see a post on UPROXX headlined, “Justin Timberlake Mauled By Manatee In Ohio Applebees.” Just keep this revelation on the down-low, umkay?


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