comScore
★ What is Gossip Cop? Find out!

Paul McCartney Victim of Death Hoax

Truth rating: 0

By Daniel Gates

(GettyImages.com)

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.

Follow @GossipCop on Twitter!

Like us on Facebook!

 


  1. Gossip Cop
  2. Mediaite
  3. Styleite
  4. SportsGrid
  5. The Mary Sue
  6. The Maude
  7. The Braiser
CloseSubscribe to Gossip Cop's newsletter: