Twitter is an incredibly powerful tool and Alex Turner, the frontman of the hugely successful Arctic Monkeys was the latest big name to fall victim to its size.
The social networking site continues to grow in size and the Twitter death hoax seems to be appearing more and more.
Alex Turner is the latest celebrity to have his name posted all over Twitter for all the wrong reasons. This time linking to his apparent death.
The hashtag #RIPAlexTurner had been trending for most of the day yesterday but like most Twitter deaths it was just a hoax and Alex Turner has been confirmed as alive and well.
Fans of the Arctic Monkeys however immediately showed their concern for Alex Turner and the hashtag got out of control as people continued to tweet it giving it more and more attention.
Many realised however that Turner wasn’t actually dead and began tweeting their disgust at whoever began the vicious rumour and believe it or not the hashtag is still being used.
I think me and the person who started #RIPAlexTurner need to have words.
— Rebecca (@rebeccacohen) December 9, 2013
Whoever started the #RIPAlexTurner trend is an idiot.
— Chris Hague (@ChrisHague13) December 9, 2013
#RIPAlexTurner YAY ANOTHER FAKE TWITTER DEATH, AS IF WE DON’T HAVE ENOUGH PEOPLE TO MOURN ALREADY!
— Alina McCrea (@alinafilms) December 9, 2013
#RIPAlexTurner whoever started this i hate you, because i believed it at first, thank god its a joke omg
— Stacey (@staceymas_) December 9, 2013
The Arctic Monkeys (yes all of them) are all alive and well and next year fans will get to see them live once again as they embark on a tour for their fifth album ‘AM’ and will also headline the 2014 T in the Park festival in Scotland in July.
The Sheffield based band were also confirmed as one of the performers for next years BRIT Awards hosted for the final time by James Corden.
Watch below as Arctic Monkeys headlined T in the Park back in 2011.