Hoax: Fake MTV News account reports that Cher is dead

The unverified account has 2 tweets and 263 followers. It spells the word “news” with two v’s instead of a w.

An obvious fake.  Nevertheless, a few tweeters were duped and the rumor has begun to spread:

Model Christine Teigen woke up her husband John Legend with the bad news:

She later realized her error, but (wisely) declined to wake him up a second time:

Some tweeters are putting out the word that the story is untrue:

Thankfully, we will all be able to enjoy Cher’s barely comprehensible anti-Republican Twitter rants for many years to come.

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