Talk:Syl Johnson

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Death? Life![edit]

I included reference to his death (reportedly on 17 January) yesterday, but have been reverted. His death has been widely reported on blog sites - http://blacklikemoi.com/2012/01/black-news-2/chad-ochocinco-rb-singer-syleena-johnsons-father-dies-bout-cancer/ is one example - and on Chad Ochocinco's Facebook page - http://www.facebook.com/OchoCinco?ref=ts - and on the Dead Rock Stars site which is usually reliable - http://www.thedeadrockstarsclub.com/2012.html. While they are not the highest standard sources (no newspaper obituaries, for instance), it would be very unlikely that they are all wrong. Ghmyrtle (talk) 19:53, 27 January 2012 (UTC)

Apologies to everyone - he is clearly alive, as discussed on this thread - http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/southernsoul/messages/70533?threaded=1&m=e&var=1&tidx=1. As the person who added his "death" to the article, I picked it up from the Dead Rock Stars site, which is in my experience usually very reliable, but not in this case - though I see they have now removed it as well. They seem to have picked it up from blogs, and the confusion arose because it is Chad Ochocinco's birth father who has died, not Mr. Johnson. So, again, apologies, but it was not done with any malicious intent. (By the way, if anyone from the Yahoo group reads this, I did attempt to post a message there, but it appears to be impossibly complicated for a new user to use that forum, so I gave up trying.) Ghmyrtle (talk) 08:51, 28 January 2012 (UTC)