Cher falls victim to Twitter death hoax

Jan 30, 2012, 07:02 IST | Agencies

Cher laughed off rumours of her death and assured fans that she is very much alive and kicking.

False news of the pop star's death hit Twitter on Friday and the prank managed to fool a number of celebrity fans including socialite Kim Kardashian.

Not going anywhere: Pop star Cher laughed off the rumours of
her death and joked that she had a new song titled RIP. File pic

"Did I just hear Cher has passed away? Is this real? Omg (oh my God) .... I hope this is a Twitter joke and not true. I don't see it on the news anywhere. I'm praying its (sic) not true ....," Kardashian tweeted.

The rumours soon reached Cher herself and the singer was so amused by the story, she even joked on the social networking site about writing a song called RIP for her new album.

"Well here I am tweeting from the hereafter! It's very blue up here and thank God they gave me a view of the sea, palm trees and a Balinese house � Lovelies," she said.

"I'm not going anywhere till i finish this f****ng (sic) album! The only rip I know how 2 (sic) do is 'Rip it up! Kick a** and take no prisoners! � Just had great idea .... I'm going to ask (my songwriter) to write a song 4 (sic) album!" she added.

Celebs who 'died'
British singer, Adele, became the latest victim of a death hoax that began trending on Twitter on Saturday. Canadian teen singing sensation Justin Bieber also joined the list of celebrities who have become victims of the latest round of Twitter death hoaxes.

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