The Avril Lavigne ‘Dead’ Conspiracy Just Took A Dark New Turn


Did Avril die 14 years ago?

I’m not sure if you guys remember, but a couple of years back a theory surfaced online claiming that Avril Lavigne had killed herself in 2003 and was replaced with a double.

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And now, on the 15th anniversary of the release of her first hit single Complicated (God I’m old), the theory has resurfaced with some new “evidence” coming to the forefront.

Over the weekend a fan named ‘givincyass’ restarted the rumours in a Twitter thread that has since gone viral. In it, she claims that the singer took her own life following her grandfather’s death. It describes how the “death” happened in the peak of her career and so the record company hired a lookalike, Melissa Vandella, to impersonate her.

Apparently Vandella had already been hired previously to pose as the singer for paparazzi. This theory has done the rounds several times in the last few years and as such, there has been quite a build up of details to back it.

There has been analysis of differences between the two such as the shape of Avril’s nose and eyes.

Theorists also claim that Avril’s second album Under My Skin is filled with subliminal messages and she even once posed for a photo with Melissa written on her hand:


In addition, they claim that Avril’s handwriting has changed over the years:

Due to the resurfacing of this theory, when Avril recently posted a Happy Mother’s Day message on Twitter, fans replied with messages about Melissa:

I’ve got to say, despite the many snippets of “evidence” provided by diehard fans, I’m not convinced. It’s clearly the same person and the facial “differences” are probably just down to camera angles. It seems a little farfetched that this could have happened with no solid evidence leaking at any point over the last 14 years. Sorry internet – it’s a good theory, but we’re not buying it.

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For more celebrity death conspiracy theories, check out this one about Eminem.


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