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Cher Dead? Twitter Users Confused Over #nowthatchersdead

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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.

Margaret Thatcher Dies: Top 10 Facts You Need to Know

Margaret Thatcher, the British prime minister from 1979 to 1990 and the UK's only female prime minister, is dead of a stroke.

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

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