AceShowbiz - Steve Harvey sets the record straight. The "Celebrity Family Feud" host took to his Twitter account to use his own meme to share his cheeky reaction after "RIP Harvey" trended on the app.
On Tuesday, July 18, Steve posted a picture of himself sitting on a chair in a veranda. He could be seen putting his full attention on his phone. He captioned the photo, "Me seeing that Rip Harvey is trending."
Fans, meanwhile, expressed their relief after finding out that #RIPHarvey has nothing to do with the famed TV host. "Happy to see that #RIPHarvey trending has nothing to do with Steve Harvey," one fan wrote. "You were literally the first person I thought of when I saw Rip Harvey trending. Now that I know it's not you let me look at the rest of tweets and see who they talking about," another fan added.
"Hi Steve, glad to see you're alive and well? Thanks for posting. Not sure who that other guy is tho," one other tweeted. Echoing the sentiment, one person said, "no fr i got so scared y'all gotta chill." The hashtag is actually trending in the wake of the death of Kentucky Station Radio caller Harvey Doyle.
This wasn't the first time Steve was involved in a death hoax. Back in March, fans were concerned after a Facebook post titled "R.I.P Steve Harvey" went viral, gaining over a million likes. The post was captioned, "At about 11 a.m. ET on Sunday (March 05, 2023), our beloved actor Steve Harvey passed away. Steve Harvey was born on January 17, 1957, in Welch. He will be missed but not forgotten."
"Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page," the fake news continued to read. Not stopping there, a YouTube video falsely claimed, "1 hour ago, American TV icon Steve Harvey suddenly died at home at the age of 66."
Fans quickly slammed those who spread the hoax. "Steve Harvey is not dead. There is a huge hoax going on, and it's a big fat lie. Thanks, Jesus, for not taking him yet. We need him still here," one fan stressed.
Another commented, "Facebook why are you letting people put out that Steve Harvey is dead? You need to stop this at once." A third comment, meanwhile, read, "I saw a hoax post about Steve Harvey being dead - he is not. But in checking it out, I found he was born in West Virginia. I did not know that before."