Twitter death hoaxes, so amusing if you're soulless and also aren't a friend or family member or fan of the person whose death is being spread by ReTweets. Anyway, as you know Jon Bon Jovi is still with us, but for a short time earlier this month he was declared dead via a rumor that spread quickly online. Who was behind the rumor—a scorned lover? An ex-manager? Sebastian Bach, for some reason? No! It was a lone wolf in Pennsylvania, who acted alone after being frustrated with JBJ's recent career path.
Jeffrey Goho told the Asbury Park Press that he was frustrated the rocker was focusing more on business endeavors and not The Music. Goho, also a musician, told them "All I heard was 'Bon Jovi this,' 'Bon Jovi's starting a restaurant.' What was the latest one? The Advil commercial? It was like, 'Jeez, [Bon Jovi] was a household name due to music, not business.' Long story short, I was talking to my band members. and we got so worked up in the conversation, I just kind of took the liberty and started (the rumor), because I was so irritated." Sure, no one should be focusing on movies like New Year's Eve, but let's not deprive the world of movies like Moonlight and Valentino featuring a young Jon Bon honing his acting skills (seriously, when is this coming to Netflix Instant?).
In the end, Goho sort of admits he was wrong (he probably should have just made a video like this), and claims he "never really thought it would get out of the state of Pennsylvania." But Goho, even Jersey has the internet! [via Rolling Stone]