Is Lil Wayne dead? Still no

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 06: Rapper Lil Wayne onstage during the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards at Staples Center on September 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 06: Rapper Lil Wayne onstage during the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards at Staples Center on September 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

At this point, Lil Wayne is basically a superhero, given how many times he’s come back from the dead.

Yet another Lil Wayne death rumor is making the rounds on Facebook today. “RIP Rapper Lil Wayne Found Dead,” the video reads, before prompting the user to share it before viewing. Not to worry, though – the rapper is alive and well.

It’s not clear where this latest rumor springs from (the Inquisitr speculates it could be a Facebook data harvesting scam, since you have to share the video to view it), but it’s far from the first time death rumors have swirled around the rapper. The most credible was this summer, when he was hospitalized for seizures and TMZ reported that he was on his deathbed. However, he recovered.

Why is Lil Wayne such a frequent target of death rumors? Maybe because his real health problems make them quasi-credible. The rapper is epileptic, which is what landed him in the hospital this summer. “It got real bad because I got three [seizures] in a row, and on the third one my heart rate went down to, like, 30 percent,” he said in a radio interview with Power 106. “Basically, I could’ve died soon. That’s why it was so serious.”

I guess he can take some comfort in knowing that if (God forbid) anything ever does happen to him, the internet has a bunch of “In Memoriam” videos all ready to go.


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