Reports that reggae veteran Buju Banton died by suicide in prison are false, Hype Life Magazine has confirmed.
The incarcerated Jamaican entertainer has once again been the victim of a celebrity death hoax, however, he is still alive.
The latest death hoax was published on NetLiveMedia, a disreputable entertainment news website, which send online users into a shock.
The article claimed that Buju Banton had been found hanging from the ceiling of his in a federal prison.
Mark Anthony Myrie, also known as Buju Banton, a Jamaican dancehall, ragga, and reggae musician was found dead inside his cell of the US federal prison where he was serving his 10years sentence for drug trafficking.
Reports are that he was found hanging from a rope tied to the ceiling of his jail cell, security was quickly called but it was too as he was already dead.
The news about the death of the Buju Shocked people over the US to Jamaica.
NetLiveMedia also falsely claimed in January that Buju Banton had been released from prison. However, his current release date is actually scheduled for December 8, 2018.
The “Wanna Be Loved” deejay was sentenced to 10 years in 2011 for conspiring to set up a cocaine deal. Banton was found guilty of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense and using a telephone to facilitate a drug trafficking offense.
Banton’s latest tweet, which was sent on Sunday, March 5, shared a smiling photo.
Keep yuh heart light. Yuh feel me? pic.twitter.com/VNIOYDlWP0
— Buju Banton (@BujuOfficial) March 5, 2017
In response to a similar rumor in 2013, Banton released a statement through Lorna Strachan, according to the Jamaica Observer.
“I don’t like rumours about me being killed or committing suicide. Tell them I like the rumours that I am free or out on bail.”
While Banton is still in jail, claims that he died by suicide are false rumors.