Rumors were flying fast and furious last night and into this morning on Twitter, where “RIP Cher” had become a trending topic.
It seems a user who goes be @Lorraine_Star “retweeted” a fake CNN tweet:
“RT @CNN: American recording artist Cher dies at 65 years old. Found dead in Malibu home.”
From there things spiraled out of control, with stars offering condolences and fans in tears.
Kim Kardashian tweeted:
“Did I just hear Cher has passed away? Is this real? OMG”
“I hope this is a twitter joke and not true. I don’t see it on the news anywhere. I’m praying its not true…”
So once again, the celebrity death rumor mill has claimed another victim.
Rest assured, Cher is not dead.
- RIP Cher: Dead Rumor is Death Hoax on Twitter (celebs.gather.com)
- Kim Kardashian Tweets: ‘Did I Just Hear Cher Has Passed Away?’ (mediaite.com)