Cher is not dead. Not even a little bit.
The music legend, 65, became the latest notable name to fall victim to an Internet death hoax when “RIP Cher” became a Twitter trend late Thursday night.
The rumor apparently started when a user by the name @Lorraine_Star posted a BS tweet which was made to look like a re-tweet from CNN’s real account.
Plenty of regular people and idiot stars alike bought it.
The message, likely concocted just so people will re-tweet it, read: “RT @CNN: American recording artist Cher dies at 65 years old. Found dead in Malibu home.”
“Did I just hear Cher has passed away? Is this real? OMG,” Kim Kardashian tweeted, never one to sit back and not insert herself into anything trending.
Terrible matchmaker Patti Stanger of Millionaire Matchmaker fame was also quick to weigh in: “Is this for real? I don't see it anywhere. Can't be!”
Kim Kardashian is never one to refrain from Tweeting. Or use spellcheck.
While it's true that Cher hasn’t been active on her Twitter since January 22, her good friend, jewelry designer Loree Rodkin, set the record straight:
“Whoever started that stupid rumor needs to have their face dragged across concrete. It’s a hoax. She’s fine. She's so NOT dead. She's just a busy girl.”
Here's welcoming Cher - along with recent death hoax survivors Jackie Chan, Justin Bieber, Will Smith, Jim Carrey and Jon Bon Jovi - back from the fake dead!