Elijah Daniel death hoax was going viral for the last several hours. Many people actually believed in the hoax and the #RIPElijahDaniel hashtag was popping among the top trends on micro blogging site, Twitter.
But amazingly, the comedian seems to be enjoying the entire development in the strangest possible way. Instead of sitting idly, expressing outrage over such rumors announcing his demise and taking potshots at people, the YouTube star has been tweeting his fans and retweeting their messages about his “death,” proving that he hasn’t actually died.
In one such tweet, the comedian said, “I got bit by a brown recluse spider, this is literally my biggest fear”. He told his fans that he was going to the hospital, as brown recluse spiders are poisonous.
It must be kept in mind that Elijah began his career as an internet personality telling jokes on his Twitter account. His appearances include a speakeasy style commercial with Taco Bell for the launch of their Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Tacos. Elijah also appeared in a music video with South Korean hip hop-R&B boy group B.A.P for their Badman (EP). As a prank, In 2013 Elijah created an official White House petition to make Miley Cyrus’s “Party in the U.S.A.” the national anthem of the USA.
In the year 2014, Elijah began hosting a weekly internet prank with CollegeHumor called Text Prank Thursday, where he would have his Twitter followers text random phone numbers saying whatever he told them to say.
Other than spider bite, it was nothing unusual. Daniel updated his fans on the spider bite. “Doctor said it’ll be fine he cleaned it and I just have to take antibiotics,” he wrote. He included a note to the spider that bit him. “[Expletive] you spider-[expletive] [expletive] u gon have to try harder 2 kill me (sic),” he added.