Cher Dead? Twitter Users Confused Over #nowthatchersdead

Published:11:29 am EDT, April 8, 2013| Updated:11:30 am EDT, April 8, 2013|

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News broke today that Margaret Thatcher, the first female prime minister of Great Britain and a world-renowned politicians, passed away at the age of 87. However, people on Twitter seemed to think that Cher, the 66-year-old singer, passed away instead (relax, it's not true).

How did this mixup occur? Blame the hashtag #nowthatchersdead.

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Twitter users started the hashtag as a memorial to Thatcher, but some users read it as "Now That Cher's Dead," leading to a accidental Twitter death hoax surrounding Cher. Here are some of the best tweets about Cher's "death."

Ricky Gervais clears up which famous person actually died.

One user even thought UK singer Cher Lloyd passed away instead of Cher.

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