Bon Jovi Death Hoax Creator Confesses, Cites Irritation With Overexposed Singer

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Living, breathing rocker and New Year's Eve star Jon Bon Jovi showed off his physique on a family Christmas vacation, while reading Bill Clinton's latest book. Nice.

As you can see, the Internet hoax that proclaimed Jon Bon Jovi dead earlier this month was B.S. - helpfully cleared up by the singer himself - and thank goodness.

What kind of person actually starts a Twitter hoax to kill off Bon Jovi, you ask? Well, we now know, as the person responsible for starting the rumor confessed!

Jon Bon Jovi Shirtless

Pennsylvania musician Jeffrey Goho told the Asbury Park Press (N.J.) he started up the fake Twitter account in mid-December with the intention of offing Jon Bon.

He reported that the "Wanted Dead or Alive" singer passed away on tour in his native New Jersey. Since then, "I've gotten a lot of backlash from it," he says.

Stunning news right there. Goho recalls how it got started:

"All I heard was 'Bon Jovi this,' 'Bon Jovi starting a restaurant.' The Advil commercial. It was like, 'Jeez, (Bon Jovi) was a household name due to music, not business."

"Long story short, [my band and I] got so worked up in the conversation, I just kind of took the liberty and started (the rumor), because I was so irritated."

Makes sense. Totally worth fake killing someone over.

Goho, 30, said that within 24 hours his account was “slammed” with hate mail. “I'm not proud of this,’’ he said, but denies he had any self-promoting motive.

“No, no, no, I didn’t do this as a business endeavor. As stupid as it sounds, I was just irritated. It was wrong to do and I almost kind of hurt myself.”

“Ultimately the more thought that I gave to it, I realized that all his endeavors, his business endeavors, have actually made the tri-state area prosper, hence more musicians have more available places to go, more people to play to, and I was quite wrong.”

Hey, at least he can admit it. Lesson learned to all bored Twitter users: Do not start rumors that rock stars are dead just because they endorse products.

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I don't think Bon Jovi is overexposed. That would not be the first choice to kill off. Sad people do stupid things.

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This asshole who started this should be sued for it. I almost had a heart attack when I read before I stopped myself and said this can't be true and checked Bon Jovi's Facebook page to see it wasn't true. Jealousy is so petty!!!! What a selfish idiot this guy that started this is and I hope his career goes NOWHERE FAST!! I will love Bon Jovi FOREVER!!

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What a dink, I have an idea, TURN OFF THE TV WHEN YOU DO NOT WANT TO LISTEN TO SOMETHING...input Kims and Lindsays, Teen Mothers output Dinks.

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I think it was a pathetic, stupid thing to do. If gaining hate mail and notoriety the way a spiteful, teenage girl does when she starts mean rumors about the girl she thinks is prettier than her was what he was after, than i suppose he achieved it.

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HEY, GOHO, DUE TO YOUR JEALOUSY OF SOMEONE, WHO HAS TALENT, AND MADE IT BIG, INSTEAD OF STARTING A RUMOR ABOUT THE SUCCESSFUL PERSON'S UNTIMELY DEMISE, KILL YOURSELF. THIS WAY, YOU WON'T HAVE TO GET A JOB, BAGGING GROCERIES.

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Irritated? No. Jealous? Yes. Nuff said.

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Selfish little jerk!! He did it for publicity otherwise why come forward at all. Grow up!!

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Yeah right!!!! So, he's got a band that no one has heard of & he & his bandmate got irritated because of Bon Jovi's popularity. How
pathetic, these idiots was hoping his fake joke on Bon Jovi will
bring some recognition onto them. Jerks!!! Maybe someone should put this loser out of his misery permanently. That'll serve him right! LMAO

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