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Zayn Malik Victim of Death Hoax

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By Daniel Gates

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Zayn Malik is NOT dead.

A death hoax involving the One Direction singer took off on Monday, leading #RIPZaynMalik to trend worldwide on Twitter and alarming the performer’s millions of fans.

It’s 100 percent false — Malik is alive and well.

The rumor, which comes hours before April Fools Day, was fueled in part by a phony, photoshopped “BBC” story about Malik allegedly being found dead in a hotel room.

A similar fake BBC story tricked people into believing Lady Gaga died back in 2011.

These pranks are not funny.

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