About That Rumor About The Rumor About Leonard Cohen’s Death

Note: This entry was originally posted Jan 6, 2016 on Cohencentric.com.

OK, here’s the deal – Not only is Leonard Cohen alive, the Leonard Cohen “internet death hoax” itself is a hoax.

“Leonard Cohen dead 2016” : Singer killed by internet death hoax is yet another Mediamass story that will agitate fans. If one isn’t into death rumors, Mediamass also offers

So, what’s up with Mediamass? Well, that’s debatable, but they proffer a get out of jail free card in the form of a link on every page:

UPDATE 06/01/2016 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Which leads to this page: The Mediamass Project : Media criticism through satire. The premise boils down to this line:

The ‘People’ section [the only active section on the site] is a humorous parody of Gossip magazines, all stories are obviously not true. [bolding mine]

I am republishing selected posts from my former Leonard Cohen site, Cohencentric, here on AllanShowalter.com (these posts can be found at Leonard Cohen). This entry was originally posted Jan 6, 2016,

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