Cher is not dead - latest celebrity Twitter death hoax
Rumors got going Thursday night (Jan. 26) and into Friday morning, mostly on Twitter, where "RIP Cher" became a trending topic. The kerfuffle may have started with user Lorraine Star, who "retweeted" an obviously fake CNN tweet: "RT @CNN: American recording artist Cher dies at 65 years old. Found dead in Malibu home."
This Lorraine person calls herself a "Rihanna lookalike," so apparently she's fond of making up lots of untrue things on Twitter.
It may have also started with Obese School Girl, who tweeted, "lighting a vanilla candle for cher. RIP CHER."
Either way, the rumor spread fast enough to dupe a few other celebs. Kim Kardashian was tweeting, "Did I juist hear Cher has passed away? Is this real? OMG" and "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..."
We have never quite figured out why people do things like this. It's not funny. Or a good prank. It's just kind of stupid.