A group of Avril Lavigne superfans from Brazil – who’ve grown increasingly disappointed by her musical output over the past couple of years – have concocted a theory that the “Complicated” singer is secretly dead and her doppelgänger is now running the show.
Apparently in the early 2000s, after her first flush with flame exhausted and exasperated her, Avril hired a lookalike named Melissa Vandella to confuse the paparazzi that were constantly pursuing her.
[Avril’s first album] Let Go is a difficult album to follow-up. But try this: Shortly after writing sessions began on Avril Ramona Lavigne’s follow-up record, her Grandfather passed away. During this time, submerged under the pressure of releasing a new record, the toil of fame, and this new loss, Avril Lavigne entered a deep and dark depression. She would later be found dead at her home and her family, record label, and anyone else in the know kept quiet.
Avril Lavigne’s doppelganger steps in to take her place. Yet in an interesting and perhaps all too convenient turn of events, the double leaks details involving Avril’s passing in the record’s lyrics, booklet, and promotional materials—most specifically in the songs “My Happy Ending” and “Nobody’s Home.” In 2004, Under My Skin is released. And it’s from here that fans, specifically those in Brazil, started to notice something is afoot.
Check out the “evidence” which includes missing moles and a mysterious confession on Live TV at VICE.com