Shaggy not dead, responds to his death hoax on Twitter
Shaggy is just the latest victim of an Internet death hoax.
The "Bombastic" and "It Wasn't Me" rapper responded to the hoax on his verified Twitter account on January 24 by reTweeting stories that confirmed he was alive and well despite Internet reports that claimed he was killed in a bar fight in Los Angeles earlier this week.
Shaggy, whose real name is Orville Richard Burrell, became well known after the 1995 single "Bombastic." His 2000 album "Hot Shot" was his biggest success. The album featured hit singles like "It Wasn't Me" and "Angel."
Over six million copies of the album were sold. He went on to release five more albums that did not match the success of "Hot Shot." In June 2012, he launched his own record label called Ranch Entertainment.
Shaggy, 44, isn't the first celeb to become the victim of an Internet death hoax. Bill Cosby, "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" actor Alfonso Ribeiro, Reba McEntire, Eddie Murphy and Jon Bon Jovi have all had to comment on their own death hoaxes in the past.