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Paul McCartney Victim of Death Hoax

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By Daniel Gates

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Paul McCartney is the victim of a death hoax.

A rumor that the music legend had died spread like wildfire on Twitter on Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

“RIP Paul McCartney” became a worldwide trending topic, only further fueling speculation.

It is 100% false.

McCartney is alive and well.

The Beatle is just the latest celebrity to be “killed” by a prank in which Twitter hoaxsters get “RIP [Celebrity Name]” to trend.

While more and more people are quickly recognizing these rumors for the dumb, unfunny hoaxes they are, it’s disgusting that others think needlessly causing (even momentary) panic is acceptable.

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