Cher Death Hoax Spreads Like Wildfire On Twitter

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Musical icon Cher has not died, Twitter users.

Cher was the subject of the latest celebrity death rumor Thursday night, mostly on Twitter, where “RIP Cher” was trending. The rumor was that the 65-year-old singer had been found dead at her Malibu home. reports that the rumor may have started with user Lorraine Star, who retweeted a fake CNN tweet: “RT @CNN: American recording artist Cher dies at 65 years old. Found dead in Malibu home.”

The rumor upset TV reality star Kim Kardashian, who tweeted “Did I juist hear Cher has passed away? Is this real? OMG.” She later tweeted “Can’t believe people would make up a sick joke like Cher died. These people need to get a life! Thanks twitter for clearing that up!”


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