Mariah Carey dead at 43? Twitter death hoax claims another victim

The Twitter death toll rose again today after a CNN parody account with over 20,000 followers announced the death of singer Mariah Carey.

Carey is very much alive and won’t be 43 until next year. Some fans caught on right away:

But many didn’t realize the age was wrong and failed to read the bio on the fake CNN account: “Parody account not affiliated with cnn.”

When CNN editorial director Richard Griffiths discovered the rumor was circulating, he quickly put it to rest.

RIP Mariah Carey death hoax.

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