#nowthatchersdead sparks panic among Cher fans

Cher, left, and Margaret Thatcher. (Reuters File Photos)

Cher, left, and Margaret Thatcher. (Reuters File Photos)

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, Last Updated: 3:25 PM ET

Hey, Internet, it's OK. Cher is not dead.

One of the first hashtags to spring up after the announcement of Margaret Thatcher's death was #nowthatchersdead, created by an anti-Thatcher website.

Unfortunately, many tweeters misread it as "Now that Cher's dead," and began tweeting condolences about the U.S. music and movie star.

They were promptly mocked. Even British comedian Ricky Gervais got in on it, tweeting: "Some people are in a frenzy over the hashtag #nowthatchersdead. It's "Now Thatcher's dead." Not, "Now that Cher's dead" JustSayin.'"

Cher had yet to respond to the news of her mistaken death on Twitter as of Monday afternoon.


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