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Cher death hoax gives Kim Kardashian quite a scare

Cher, left, and Kim Kardashian. (Dennis Cook/AP; Linda Davidson/The Washington Post)

“Did I juist hear Cher has passed away? Is this real? OMG,” Kardashian tweeted. [Ed note: Kardashian’s misspelling of “just” has been maintained to accurately depict her state of mind upon hearing the rumor.] “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...”

Perhaps, before tweeting this to her 12.8 million followers, Kardashian could have done a little digging. It seems the rumor began when Twitter user Lorraine_Star sent a tweet falsely attributed to CNN: “RT @CNN: American recording artist Cher dies at 65 years old. Found dead in Malibu home.” Then, like all good Twitter rumors, it spread to the point that it became a trending topic, “RIP Cher.”

About an hour after sending her first Cher-related tweets, Kardashian learned the truth: “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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