Britney Spears, 35, is wondering what kind of sick person would make up a fake death story about her. “Britney had to get a hold of a lot of people when the rumors about her death started,” said a source. “She thought the whole thing was creepy, especially when she had to reassure close family and friends she was actually alive.”
Sony Music’s official Twitter page posted a status claiming Britney “is dead by accident,” followed by a “1981 – 2016” memorial message. However, the tech empire may not be to blame for causing such a panic amongst fans, as a “high-profile cyber attacker” compromised the site.
This year has claimed the lives of David Bowie, Alan Rickman, Alan Thicke, Gene Wilder, Fidel Castro, Zsa Zsa Gabor, (almost) Carrie Fisher, and most recently…former WHAM singer, George Micheal.