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Do you believe in life after life?
Do you believe in life after life?
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Following the death of former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher on April 8, 2013, the memorial hashtag #nowthatchersdead began trending worldwide. But it didn’t take long before Tweeters misread the missive as “Now that Cher’s dead,” improbably plopping the “Life After Love” artist into the centre of the Internet news mill for a day. Cher’s not dead. And she certainly isn’t the first celebrity falsely declared deceased by dubious reportage or an out-and-out hoax. Read on for our favourite weird celebrity death hoaxes and rumours.

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