Jon Bon Jovi Alive & Well After Death Hoax

NJ rock legend uses social media to dispel Internet death rumors

Internet rumors spread like wildfire Monday that rock star Jon Bon Jovi had died.

But fans afraid that Bon Jovi was no longer “Livin’ on a Prayer” should rest assured, one of the most famous men in New Jersey is alive and well in the Garden State.

“Heaven looks a lot like New Jersey -- Dec. 19, 2011, 6:00,” read a sign held up by Bon Jovi as he stood in front of a Christmas tree in a photo posted to the rock band’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.

“Rest assured that Jon is alive and well! This photo was just taken,” said the photo caption on Facebook.

A JBJ rep even told that he will be performing at a charity event.

Looks like this rumor like similar dead celebrity stories such as the Eminem and Jaleel White (a.k.a Steve Urkel) was an Internet hoax. This time Twitter and Facebook -- along with a poorly constructed press release -- contributed to the rumor gaining traction, according to

For now fans of Bon Jovi can relax knowing that the singer/actor/philanthropist is alive and well.

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