This screencap is circulating on Twitter:

Naturally, this prompted a torrent of Tweets claiming that Usher is dead:

http://twitter.com/#!/officialajhernz/status/189613156484648960

http://twitter.com/#!/YoungZell_LBM/status/189621700177043456

http://twitter.com/#!/tiara_alsaid/status/189683587900121090

http://twitter.com/#!/_CantHelpMyself/status/189682359581425664

http://twitter.com/#!/VicMykelsSexton/status/189671815038246913

http://twitter.com/#!/adubtharealist/status/189665010308493312

http://twitter.com/#!/Mo_Lester123/status/189655026199838720

Since we can’t find the “news” of Usher’s death anywhere but Twitter, Twitchy is going to go way out on a limb and say this is a hoax. Others agree:

http://twitter.com/#!/BERKOrang/status/189680704764915712

http://twitter.com/#!/itsAMANDAfoo/status/189682212671721472

Update: Usher responds to the rumors:

https://twitter.com/#!/UsherRaymondIV/status/189757735515066368

https://twitter.com/#!/UsherRaymondIV/status/189758206929682432

Tags: Usher