Avril is dead — or at least that’s what one Brazilian blogger wants you to believe. In 2015, a Blogspot entitled “Avril is Dead” took the internet by storm, and in 2017 it’s rearing its ugly head once more. And now, thanks to the conspiracy, Avril is currently the butt of doppelgänger jokes. And lots of them.
Dun, dun, dun!
The princess of punk posted a photo to her Instagram and Twitter announcing that she’s back in the studio working on some new music. In the photo, her face is concealed and the photo is dark. That can only mean one thing. Avril is dead, and this shrouded being is her doppelgänger, Melissa Vandella!
Let’s back up a bit and let those who are confused catch up. The basis of the Avril is Dead conspiracy is that Avril ended her own life in the early 2000s after the death of her grandfather/release of her album Let Go.
But, as TeenVogue writes, because of Avril’s commercial success, she was replaced by actress and look-a-like, Melissa Vandella.