Fake Piers Morgan Twitter account sparks false Nelson Mandela death rumor

Nelson Mandela remains hospitalized in “serious but stable” condition, but a phony Twitter account has fooled many into believing Piers Morgan announced Mandela’s death. The fake announcement was re-tweeted over a thousand times:

Note the handle: @Piersrnorgan.

Astute Twitter users took notice:

Is it possible so many others were fooled because what the fake Morgan tweeted was as inaccurate as things the real Morgan tweets? Just asking.

The real Piers Morgan asks for assistance:

Don’t say we’ve never helped you out, Piers.

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