IS THE DEATH OF ASTRO A HOAX?
There is now the belief of several people including myself that the reported death of Astro is not true and may, in fact, be a hoax. Now if it is a hoax it is not certain who the source of it could be.
The original thought was that sometime after May, 22nd when all activity ceased on her Twitter account that something happened to Astro. Some may remember that Astro has a habit of posting “messages” in her profile since she has a closed account and therefore does not post the way the rest of us do.
I had received a direct message from someone who had regular contact with Astro stating that she had passed. A day later I got another direct message saying that she had committed suicide.
Once that rumor surfaced a number of people began checking the public records to see if there was any truth to this rumor.
To date, no information of any kind has surfaced to determine if Astro is living or dead. Since a suicide is considered a homicide, there would have been law enforcement involvement and a death certificate issued regarding the exact cause of death.
In the event of a natural death, there would still be information that would eventually be in the public record. In most cases, families publish an obituary of a loved one who has passed. There would also be notices of a wake, funeral or similar ceremony.
It is this lack of information that has cast serious doubts on the contention that Astro is deceased. The question that then comes to mind is how did this rumor get started and who started it? The person who notified me got her information from someone in a Facebook message.
The claim that Astro committed suicide came from an anonymous Twitter account holder that had contacted me recently. There are two scenarios to consider. Either someone started this rumor as a way to harass Astro or worse, Astro has started this rumor herself.
At this point, there is no answer to the hoax or not question. It is now a waiting game. However, the longer it takes to get to the bottom of this, the worse it is going to look for Astro.
The truth needs to come out and it needs to come out soon.