Thank you for posting this, I read it the day you did but haven't replied until now.
I'm not sure I believe the guy was hoaxed. He claims to have been madly in love with the girl. Surely if somebody you love is dying, you would make it a priority to go visit that person in hospital?!
I know the excuse for missing her funeral, is that he had a game and she had told him to play, but again, surely you would want to visit the grave and lay flowers, or meet the family of the girl you supposedly love so much?