Britney Spears is dead?!
This year has brought us a lot of celebrity deaths – Prince, Alan Rickman, Muhammad Ali, George Michael and Carrie Fisher to name a few.
It just so happened that Britney Spears also died on Monday – according to Sony Music Global’s hacked Twitter account, anyway.
On Dec. 26, Sony erroneously sent this Tweet to its followers: “RIP @britneyspears #RIPBritney 1981-2016.”
A few minutes later, another strange Tweet was sent, which read: “”Britney spears is dead by accident! We will tell you more soon #RIPBritney.”
The Tweets have since been deleted and Sony has confirmed that their Twitter account was “compromised” following the death hoax involving Britney Spears.
Perhaps unaware of the death hoax, Bob Dylan’s verified account sent out a Tweet saying, “Rest in peace, Britney Spears” so did a lot of her shocked fans.
However, Adam Leber, Spears’ manager announced that the Toxic singer was alive and well.
“I assume their account has been hacked,” Leber said of Sony Music’s shocking Tweets. “I haven’t spoken to anyone… as of yet but I am certain their account was hacked. Britney is fine and well.”
He added: “There have been a few Internet clowns over the years who have made similar claims about her death, but never from the official Sony Music Twitter account.”
A few hours after the death hoax, Spears herself reminded fans that she is alive, happy and in a good mood for selfies.
On Tuesday, the Perfume songstress posted a collage of selfies on her Twitter account, recreating poses from Charlie’s Angels with the caption: “Don’t underestimate the power of Charlie’s 👼”
Don’t underestimate the power of Charlie’s 👼 pic.twitter.com/vy0PyEGoAj
— Britney Spears (@britneyspears) December 26, 2016
Spears also paid tribute to the late 80’s pop icon, George Michael, who died on Christmas morning, Dec. 25.
“I’ve been thinking about George Michael today, and the positive effect he’s had on this world,” Spears wrote on Instagram. “He was a brilliant artist, talented songwriter, inspiring performer, and did amazing things for the LGBTQ community. He will be missed, but his kind soul will never be forgotten.”