Bon Jovi Death Hoax Starter Is A Disgruntled Bon Jovi Fan

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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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Brett has been a New York Times contributing writer, a national affairs reporter for Yahoo! News, and a writer/editor at Gawker Media. Brett has also written for Esquire, Yahoo! Sports, Deadspin, Complex, Gourmet, Hazlitt, Animal, Gambit, and Dealbreaker.

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