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End of the Future

Published Jul 31, 2015

FACT CHECK:   Has rapper Future been found dead in his studio from a codeine overdose?

Claim:   Rapper Future was found dead in his studio from a codeine overdose.


Example:     [Collected via Twitter, July 2015]

Origins:    On 30 July 2015, the entertainment web site Naha Daily published an article reporting that rapper Future had been found dead in his studio:

Rapper Future — 31, Found Dead in Studio from Codeine Overdose

“Doesn’t come as a surprise considering 3000 of the 3500 words mentioned on his CD were about drugs.” Said one Future fan about the news the rapper overdosed.

Rapper Future was found dead in a Los Angeles studio hours after performing to a sold out show in the LA area.

There is no truth to the above-quoted story. The Naha Daily is one of many fake news sites that frequently post fictional stories. The publication has recently written dubious articles about Jaden Smith getting his penis removed, Michael Jordan saying that he didn't care if people died for his shoes, and the CEO of Timberland saying that he doesn't like black people wearing his products.

A disclaimer on the web site states that all stories published by the Naha Daily "are 100% satire and parody."

Last updated:      30 July 2015

Originally published:    30 July 2015

Dan Evon is a former writer for Snopes.

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