Did Lil Tay and her older brother, Jason Tian, just die suddenly?!
Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!
Claim : Lil Tay + Jason Tian Just Died Suddenly!
Some websites and YouTube channels have recently claimed that social media influencer and rapper Lil Tay, and her older brother, Jason Tian, just died suddenly under mysterious / unknown circumstances.
Some people have also gone full frenzy about the sudden death of Lil Tay and Jason Tian on social media:
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Truth : Lil Tay + Jason Tian Did NOT Die Suddenly!
This is yet another example of celebrity FAKE NEWS circulating on social media, and here are the reasons why…
Fact #1 : Lil Tay Death Claim Based On Single Instagram Post
All these claims that Lil Tay and her older brother, Jason Tian, died suddenly are based on a single post on her Instagram account, which was shared on Wednesday, August 9, 2023:
It did not help that when news agencies tried to confirm her death, her father – Christopher “Chris” Hope refused to confirm either way:
But the Los Angeles Police Department stated that it had no record of Claire Hope or Jason Tian dying in LA (where they live):
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Fact #2 : Lil Tay + Jason Tian Are Still Alive!
On Thursday, August 10, 2023, Lil Tay issued a statement to say that she is still alive – a day after the death announcement on her Instagram account went viral.
Fact #3 : Lil Tay’s Instagram Account Was Hacked!
Lil Tay explained that her Instagram account was “compromised by a third party” and used to “spread jarring misinformation and rumors” about her. She thanked Meta for letting her gain access to her Instagram account again.
She did not explain why it took her more than 24 hours to confirm that she was still alive and well. But a Meta spokesperson confirmed that they helped her recover her Instagram account.
Fact #4 : Lil Tay No Longer Goes By Claire Hope
Lil Tay was born as Claire Hope to Angela Tian and Christopher J. Hope on July 29, 2007. She was also known as Claire Eileen Qi Hope.
However, Lil Tay revealed that she no longer goes by her birth name – Claire Hope, which was what the fake death announcement used.
Instead, Lil Tay appears to have dropped the surname of her estranged father, and now goes by the legal name, Tay Tian.
Fact #5 : Lil Tay Is Accused Of Orchestrating Death Hoax
Lil Tay’s former manager – Harry Tsang, who was her last known public representative at the height of her fame in 2018, cast doubts over her statements.
Harry Tsang accused Lil Tay of lying about her Instagram account being hacked, and alleged that she orchestrated the fake statement about her death.
He pointed out two points of doubt over the validity of Lil Tay’s claims of being hacked:
Harry Tsang then suggested that Lil Tay and/or Jason Tian might have orchestrated this death hoax to rekindle her fame:
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Fact #6 : This Is Just Fake Celebrity News
This is yet another example of fake celebrity news created to generate page views and money through advertising, just like these examples:
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