Dave Rose, a quadriplegic born with athetoid cerebral palsy and profound deafness, had become an inspiration for millions worldwide.
@daveonwheels along with his sister Nichole touched the hearts of many with a Twitter presence that shared this boy's uplifting perspective on life.
His tweets were shared and followed by millions, even celebrities like Kim Kardashian.
Though when his death was announced by sister Nichole, the whole scenario was soon exposed as an elaborate hoax.
With the help of anonymous tips and theChive.com, Dave Rose's entire life was revealed to be a concoction of a man's imagination.
He has responded by saying Dave was an element of his psyche, used to inspire others to live a better life and the fame that surrounded 'Dave on Wheels' was unintentional.
While some feel cheated, as personal relationships with Dave were formed, others say that no harm was brought about by the hoax.