Last Updated on October 2, 2023, 4:15 pm
On Saturday, August 5, 2023, Twitter user @c*ckfights posted a message: “Joe Rohan, RIP. dead at the age of 55. #RIP #JoeRogan, you left us far too soon.”
The query “Is Joe Rogan dead?” recently spread like wildfire over the internet, primarily due to a false tweet. Joe Rogan is still alive as of September 2023.
How did the Death Rumors Spread?
Many online users were perplexed by the death hoax and concerned for the 55-year-old’s wellbeing. It all started on April 7, 2022, when a Twitter account made an unfounded claim on the death of the prominent American comedian, UFC commentator, and podcast presenter, leading to a web of false information about him.
A tweet sent in April 2022 by the Joe Rogan Headquarters account, @joerohanhq, said the UFC commentator had died and added:
“He passed away quietly at home this afternoon; in accordance with the wishes of his family, we’ll let you know when more information becomes available.”
The allegations, however, were quickly refuted. A rumor about the UFC commentator’s death surfaced on Twitter less than six months later, on September 19, 2022, when an old tweet alleging that he had passed away surfaced.
Shortly after, the hashtag #RIPJoeRogan became popular on the microblogging platform. Rogan made no remarks regarding the rumors, and he tweeted frequently and even posted updates to his show.
Many people were shocked by the tweet’s astounding popularity before realizing it was a scam. This instance highlights the dangers of false information in the modern era. The unquestionably harmful tweet was removed, and the offending account was suspended.
However, its repercussions spread panic and bewilderment. Joe Rogan is not dead, disproving the hoax. This terrible case of disinformation proves why information should always be verified before being shared. Joe Rogan is still a well-known icon as of September 2023, inspiring and entertaining audiences worldwide.
About Joe Rogan
Rogan was born in Newark, New Jersey, on August 11, 1967, and started in stand-up comedy before settling into various other roles. He is well-known for his podcast and time as the reality series Fear Factor host.
He has been a UFC color commentator since 2005, further strengthening his varied career. With over 11.6 million followers on Twitter and 18 million on Instagram, Rogan is well-known on these channels, where he routinely interacts with his sizable fan base.
The Newark-born podcaster is well-known for his comedic talents, roles in sitcoms, and commentary work for the UFC. From 2001 until 2006, he served as the presenter of Fear Factor, which helped him gain widespread recognition and increased the audience for his stand-up performances and television appearances.
He started The Joe Rogan Experience, his podcast, in December 2009, one of the most listened-to podcasts in the world. Few personalities in the entertainment industry have the same impact as Joe Rogan.
His podcast, “The Joe Rogan Experience,” is not just popular in the US but has topped in the UK, making him a podcasting powerhouse on a global scale. While his podcast dominates the UK charts, other prominent titles include “Dead to Me,” “Stuff You Should Know,” and “Money Box.”
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