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Is Tré Melvin Dead? Decoding the Obituary Post Shared by the Youtuber

The Youtuber Tré Melvin shocked his fans with his recent post on social media. He has become the hotly debated topic of the hour. Not long ago, he put up his obituary on Instagram. Read the article further to find out whether Tré Melvin is still alive or dead.

Tré Melvin posted his obituary on Instagram

Melvin dropped his obituary on the social networking site Instagram on May 4, 2022 (Wednesday). The fans of the singer who thought that the actor had died were initially devastated when he uploaded the post.

He inserted a link, “tremelvin.org/obituary 🕊” in the caption of the post.

In the obituary that has been posted by Tré, we can see a black and white photo of him. It reads, “IN LOVING MEMORY OF TRÉ MELVIN OCTOBER 28, 1992- MAY 6, 2022.”

Is Tré Melvin dead or still alive?

Melvin posted his obituary on various social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter on May 4, 2022. When his fans from all over the world saw it, they believed that he had passed away and they began paying tributes to him on social media.

But then a twist in the tale came, when his eagle-eyed fans observed something fishy in his obituary. It stated his birth date which is October 28, 1992, and his death date as May 6, 2022, which is two days ahead in the future.

His obituary read, “An outdated variant of Dayton, Ohio-born actor, writer, producer, singer, songwriter, designer, poet, philanthropist, clairvoyant, and digital creator Tré Melvin peacefully departed this life, for the thousandth time, on Friday, May 6, 2022. Upon his deathbed, he documented his final thoughts.”

Soon afterward, the fans learned that Melvin is still alive, he is not dead and they were outraged. They started posting their thoughts on the same on social media.

What did Melvin have to say about his obituary?

During an interview with Blavity, Tré spilled the beans on this entire situation that revolves around his obituary. He stated that he wanted to put out his obituary before dropping his new single Die 1000 Times so it was a marketing strategy in short to spread awareness about his new single.

Melvin also added that there’s a thought-provoking message behind the controversial marketing move. He said, “I chose to explore the cycle of death in this particular chapter to venerate my late best friend, Katherya Pacheco, and each of my benevolent ancestors.”

The artist continued, “Each individual’s relationship with death differs from the next. Many view it to be taboo; too frightening a subject to discuss. But one thing I’ve learned from the car collision that rendered Kathy and I unconscious in June of 2020, and her earthly passing the following day, is that death is everything but.”

Here’s everything you need to know about Tré Melvin

For those of you who don’t know, Tré is an American actor, writer, producer, singer, songwriter, designer, poet, philanthropist, and YouTube personality. He was born in Dayton, Ohio in the year 1992.

Melvin began acting professionally at the young age of 12. To date, he has starred in a wide variety of stage plays, musicals, television commercials, short films, and radio spots. He is better known for his YouTube videos which consist of comedy sketches, parodies, social commentary, and short-form episodic programming.

In the year 2020, the YouTube star got into a car crash with his friend, Katherya. As per the reports, both of them suffered brain injuries but Melvin made it out alive while Kathy was unresponsive. Later on, it was reported that Katherya passed away.

When did Melvin start his YouTube channel?

Tré began his journey on the video-sharing platform YouTube in the year 2011. To be precise, he joined YouTube on October 9, 2011. Since then, he has garnered a lot of attention from the side of viewers.

To date, Melvin has netted over 7 million followers across all social platforms and has more than 1 billion video views worldwide. At this point, he has around 3.21 million subscribers.

How did the fans react to Melvin’s move?

As soon as the musician dropped his obituary on social media, the fans went into a frenzy. They were shocked and surprised at the same time. When the fans got to know that Melvin is still alive, they were outraged.

One fan wrote, “People are dying and Tre Melvin wanna post fake obituaries. Chasing clout and attention is a mental illness.”

Another user tweeted, “Tre Melvin is so weird like why would you even play like that…obituary look real as shit that’s not funnt at all.”

Followed by a user who penned, “TW// I love Tré Melvin down and will always support, but I’m not entirely sure if this was the correct way to generate hype. De*th can be triggering for many ppl and it comes off as insensitive to do something like that.”

One user wrote, “What happened to Tre Melvin? People are starting to think that he Passed away/Died or something because of his latest title on his YouTube video. If this is some type of prank/joke then he should be ashamed of himself because this is not funny! People are worried!”

Another tweeted, “re: Tré Melvin… (assuming this is fake, right, & a PR stunt for music and not an actual suweeside note) example number 3000 of the craziness that is celebrity culture & a lot of the higher vibration (pseudo) spirituality bc… read the room Not reposting the image bc :/”

Another user wrote, “@TreMelvin QUIT PLAYING!!!! I clicked on to fb and saw your obituary, the fear and sadness I felt, now I’m ugly crying AND YOU ARE ALIVE. Bitch you really do be fucking with my emotions. Glad you ain’t dead, but my God you scared meeeeeee.”

One user tweeted, “I knew this was a lie because obituaries always have a picture that dont fit the person cuz they family picked it out so it would be like a thug in a suit. This is too on brand.”

These were a few reactions of the fans to the post made by Melvin. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of showbiz.

Meenal Mehta
Meenal Mehta
Hi, I am Meenal. I'm a travel enthusiast, a movie buff and a cricket fan all wrapped in one. I love to capture moments through my words. Writing is my happy space, it has been a great way of putting all my thoughts out and feel liberated.


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