One Direction heartthrob Zayn Malik is dead? That’s what Twitter’s #1 trending hashtag implies:

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But it’s hard to imagine anyone believes it’s true.

https://twitter.com/lustedzayn/status/450698895375343616

https://twitter.com/mikeylouis4life/status/450695573113671682

https://twitter.com/xzarrysummerx/status/450691595214798849

https://twitter.com/jordztweets/status/417109846539120641

Yeah, except that was a hoax, too, and it’s more than a year old.