An alive Bon Jovi: Heaven looks like New Jersey
December 20th, 2011
11:45 AM ET

An alive Bon Jovi: Heaven looks like New Jersey

Another celebrity death hoax surfaced on Monday, this time trying to claim the life of Jon Bon Jovi.

A blog item suggested that the 49-year-old musician had died in New Jersey Monday - a posting that the Los Angeles Times says looks awfully familiar to their 2009 story on Michael Jackson's death - but the report was certainly erroneous.

His rep confirmed this, sending out a statement that the singer is alive, well, and still actively attending charity events, as he did last night in Red Bank, New Jersey.

By Monday evening, Bon Jovi turned to Facebook with photographic proof that he was fine.

"Heaven looks a lot like New Jersey" he jokes in the photo, courtesy of a handmade sign. The caption for the image promised fans, "Rest assured that Jon is alive and well! This photo was just taken."


Filed under: Celebrities • Music

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  1. Lucifer

    Obviously he's never been to Camden

    December 21, 2011 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  2. maury

    Never undderstood New Jersey jokes, untill I moved to florida and woke up how dirty ugly and weird its up there. Still, jersey def looks like heaven(if u r from Somalia lol..)

    December 21, 2011 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
  3. alicat

    never believed this for a second, no way that bon jovi would ever be caught staying at the empress hotel in asbury when is house is 20 minutes away

    December 21, 2011 at 8:24 am | Report abuse |
  4. sarhod

    @Bob, sorry but people are still listening. #1 albums still after all these years prove that.

    December 21, 2011 at 7:45 am | Report abuse |
  5. leo

    Why would he need a publicity stunt?He is still popular,and far more famous than everyone posting here put together will ever achieve 4n our lifetimes.Enjoy Jersey Jon,the people knocking it,probably couldnt find it on a map anyhow.

    December 21, 2011 at 7:35 am | Report abuse |
  6. Aura Nosdod

    I think that it is just mean and stupid to do something like this. it makes the fans sad and too many good artist die too soon. and how would u feel if someone did something like this to u? one thing if it was a joke from a friend and had a note on the very bottom.

    December 21, 2011 at 7:31 am | Report abuse |
  7. PR man

    This looks like a blatant PR stunt to get people thinking and talking about Bon Jovi just before Christmas.

    The amount of major news covera

    December 21, 2011 at 4:12 am | Report abuse |
  8. PR man

    This looks like a blatant PR stunt to get people thinking and talking about Bon Jovi just before Christmas.

    December 21, 2011 at 4:10 am | Report abuse |
  9. preston

    publicity stunt to make sure nobody forgets about the guy

    December 21, 2011 at 3:22 am | Report abuse |
  10. Brian

    Everyone knows that New Jersey is the armpit of America.

    December 21, 2011 at 2:45 am | Report abuse |
  11. DDM

    Looks like New Jersey? OMG, so Bon Jovi must be in Hell ! Anyway, he is ok.

    December 21, 2011 at 12:07 am | Report abuse |
  12. lori balona

    Jon Bon Jovi? A class act and example for everyone. Good work Jon.

    December 20, 2011 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Evel Knievel

    I wish this had been true.

    December 20, 2011 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
  14. ARTIST

    WHAT A RELIEF! WHOEVER SPREADS FALSE RUMORS OF SOMEONES DEATH SHOULD BE SUBJECT TO COMMUNITY WORK 1 YEAR.

    December 20, 2011 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
  15. jay

    Well i will say its bad 2 wish death on some1.what is been proveing by doing this. people need 2 find god. this is just my opinion. dont have 2 agee with it, i am just saying!

    December 20, 2011 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
  16. jay

    Well i will say its bad 2 wish death on so1.what is been proved by doing this. people need 2 find god. this is just my opinion. dont have 2 agee with it, i am just saying!

    December 20, 2011 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
  17. 4More

    Living on the edge.

    December 20, 2011 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Bonnie Marie

    come to melbourne florida for a concert sumtime. we have a big stadium

    December 20, 2011 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Bonnie Marie

    i am very glad he is still alive. many of his songs have been uplifting for me. keep up the good deeds and music- luv u

    December 20, 2011 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  20. rose

    I think its rediculous for people to hoax someones dealth expecially a well known artist that has done so much more then most celebraties. We need more people in the world like jovi. And for those that that did it, grow up and find something usefull in life. Stop finding faults statements to over compinsate for something.

    December 20, 2011 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  21. bob

    Its over johnny nobody is listen anymore

    December 20, 2011 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Bubba

    I need more proof than this Bon Jovi died back in the 90s along with the "mullet" and everyone knows that.

    December 20, 2011 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Rhea riley

    For someone to say that he died i was angery for saying that i love his music and him

    December 20, 2011 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Dace

    How depressing!

    December 20, 2011 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
  25. david

    Really? I can't imagine what hell looks like!

    December 20, 2011 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Guest

    Heaven is full of guidos?

    December 20, 2011 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Nigel Tufnel

    Unless his killers had him prepare and date this sign before they off'ed him. This proves nothing.

    December 20, 2011 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  28. LEE

    I like him. He runs some kind of soup kitchen for the needy. Not many actors even think of the needy. In his way, he is a hero!

    December 20, 2011 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  29. plungie

    New Jersey is yuuuuky. I hope he stays there.

    December 20, 2011 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  30. portalpunk

    FIRSTY!!!!!! in Jersey

    December 20, 2011 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |

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