Nelson Mandela is in critical condition, according to the South African government (via AP).

Of course, “critical condition” is not the same thing as “dead.” But to some Twitter users that is apparently a distinction without a difference:

https://twitter.com/XZEVIOUS/status/348930785765638144

https://twitter.com/WBGE972/status/348926415619620864

https://twitter.com/tolarola2013/status/348923637102944256

Really, people?

https://twitter.com/naffcham/status/348911668568408066

Amen.