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Travis Barker Death Hoax

Did Travis Barker die in his garage?

Published Oct 4, 2006

Claim:   Drummer Travis Barker was found dead in his garage in November 2007.

Status:   False.

Example:   [Collected via e-mail, November 2007]


night on November 13th famous drummer Travis Barker was found dead in his garage. "He was found in his garage coming home from a dinner/award ceremony." said reporter Tom Burry.

Investigators are not sure of how Former +44 drummer yet died or they are not telling the public the full truth yet.

Travis's wifes exact words "everyone in the world has someone special who has died in there life. Maybe it hasn't happen yet but please pray for Travis and my family. I would appreciate it and whoever did this to Travis is a sick! man."

So if you have a heart please repost this and take a minute and pray for this great drummer known as Travis barker.

And if you don't repost this no one will kill you and no one will hurt you and no you won't have bad luck for seven years. You not posting this just shows you have no heart.

Origins:   This item about the death of drummer Travis Barker, best known for his stint with the group blink-182 (and currently +44) first hit our inbox on 15 November 2007 and is yet another Internet-spread celebrity death hoax.

Although the supposed news report reproduced above (spread via MySpace) claims Barker was found dead in his garage, there has been no public announcement or media mention of his having passed away, and a representative from the group's label has disclaimed the rumor.

Last updated:   17 November 2007

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