LAS VEGAS (LALATE) – Brandon Davis, the Hollywood socialite, is not dead. Brandon Davis of Los Angeles has not died in a Las Vegas gas station explosion. The confusion started after news that Brandon Davis, a 26 year old, was confirmed dead yesterday in Vegas gas station explosion. However, it’s a different person. The notable socialite Brandon Davis, whose real name is notÂ Davis but Zarif, is not 26 years either.
Fox Las Vegas news on Friday reported news of Brandon Davis’ death from the Clark County Coroner’s Office. Last Sunday a gas station building at Craig Road and Pecos Boulevard exploded during the early morning hours. By Monday, Las Vegas investigators confirmed news that they had found a body inside. The explosion had destroyed a mini-mart on the property but did not ignite at-grade tanks or underground fuel containers.
For a week, investigators tried to identify the victim. Friday night, the Clark County Coronerâ€™s Office confirmed to Las Vegas Fox News that the man was a 26-year-old named Brandon Davis. By Saturday, twitter lit up with questions if this is the same notable Hollywood socialite. In fact, two celebrity news sites ran death stories of the socialite, only to withdraw them thereafter.
The Hollywood socialite’s real name is not Davis, but Zarif. Moreover Brandon Zarif is not 26 years old according to IMDB but born in 1979. Brandon (Davis) Zarif was the longest running star on MTV’s Undressed with 13 episodes. He later played the role of Bobby Deaver in Even Stevens in 2001. The following year, he took on the part of Andrew Novelli in First Monday. His last credited appearance was NCIS.