Aubrey Drake Graham aka Drake is a well-known rapper and music producer. Drake is a multiple Grammy Award-winning musician. Drake has become a superstar musician with the release of his first album Thank Me Later in 2010.
Recently there was a trending question on the internet that “is Drake alive?”
Well, the answer to the question is yes. The young rap superstar Drake is alive and is in perfect health. Recently #RIPDrake was trending on Twitter and it spread on the internet like wildfire. Fans around the world were shocked to see the news. But it was completely a hoax.
How old is Drake now?
Drake was born on 24 October 1986 and is currently 35 years old.
Drake was born in Toronto, Canada to Dennis Graham and Sandra Graham. Drake inherited his musical talent from his father who works as a drummer.
Drake attended Forest Hill Collegiate Institute and Vaughan Road Academy for schooling but dropped out due to economical-crisis and being bullied by his friends. Later he rejoined school and graduated in 2012.
How did the rumor about Drake’s death start?
Although it is very difficult to say exactly how the rumor started, it is estimated that the rumor spread on the internet for using #RIPDrake on Twitter. A lot of people started using this hashtag and soon “#RIPDrake” went trending on Twitter.
The hashtag “#RIPDrake” spread to YouTube from Twitter too. People started to believe that Drake is dead and started commenting #RIPDrake in the YouTube videos.
The rumor got heated with the BuzzFeed community post. Someone made a fake community post claiming that Drake died in a fatal car accident. This community post was also on the front page of Yahoo. Although the post was deleted from BuzzFeed, it ended up being watched by a lot of people.
To control the situation, Twitter pinned a post under the hashtag “#RIPDrake” that “No, Drake is not dead”.
How did Drake react to the hoax?
Like some other popular celebrities, Drake also fell victim to his death hoax. #RIPDrake was trending on Twitter. Drake personally did not respond to the hoax. He was completely away from the internet to stay away from negativity.
One of Drake’s close friends confirmed that Drake was not dead, yet the fake community post ended up appearing on the front page of Yahoo. Eventually, a lot of people watched and the rumor got heated.
Darke’s Health Condition
According to our research, the young rap superstar Drake has not undergone any major illness in his life. Currently, he is in proper health.
Although Drake has suffered from serious illness in 2018. He had to cancel two shows in Miami because of his illness. He made a post on Instagram apologizing to his fans and stated that “I just wanted to say how sorry I am for these two shows. I got so ill so fast and I had never experienced anything like that in my life”.
Was Drake affected by COVID-19?
Well, the answer to the question is yes. On 18 August 2021, Drake revealed that he was affected by COVID-19 during the pandemic and faced a temporary hair fall issue.
Drake shared a photo on Instagram having a new haircut heart-shaped rack on the top left side of his head. When a fan mocked him for his new look, in reply Drake revealed his COVID illness and the heart-shape rack is to cover up the hair loss issue.
Drake before fame
Drake was a dropped out kid from school. In 2001, Drake started his career as an actor in the Canadian teen drama TV series Degrassi: The Next Generation. His high school friend’s father was an acting agent and got him a role in the drama series.
Drake played the role of Jimmy Brooks who was a basketball player and became physically disabled being shot by his classmate. Drake didn’t like the character but he had to play the role as he needed to run the family and take care of his ill mother. Drake has appeared in 100 episodes of the series from 2001 to 2008.
While acting in the series, he started releasing mixtapes. The first two didn’t go very well but the third mixtape So Far Gone received critical and commercial success. It was a great turnover of his rap career.