Twitter users are known for their love of spreading rumors, and the latest Twitter death hoax involves Paul McCartney — yes, the same McCartney that Beatles conspiracy theorists say was killed over 40 years ago.
On Wednesday night, “RIP Paul McCartney” became a trending topic on Twitter. McCartney joins an esteemed group of celebrities who’ve been so popular that Twitter users mistakenly claim that they’re dead. Fellow stars in this category include Eddie Murphy, Justin Bieber and Celine Dion, Will Smith, Kevin Bacon and George Clooney.
Were you fooled — even just briefly — in last night’s Paul McCartney Twitter death hoax?