Rick James’ Death A Hoax, Vanderford Claims Responsibility
August 09, 2004
by James Sparks, Entertainment Editor
Rick James, the “Super Freak”, is still alive, a San Francisco radio
station reported today. According to the radio report, Benjamin Vanderford,
the same man responsible for distributing a bogus home made video depicting
his own beheading, admitted to faking the death of the King of Funk.
Vanderford told the SF radio station that he wanted to see if he could
fool the media and revive Funk music. Vanderford shared fake photos of a
sleeping Rick James through various file sharing networks from his home
Vanderford also told the radio station that he has about 25 other
bogus news reports on his computer, which will likely become headline news
over the next several months, as more and more people download his files.