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Is Justin Bieber dead? Nope, just another Twitter death hoax

Justin Bieber arrives for the NRJ Music Awards

Justin Bieber arrives for the NRJ Music Awards 2012 earlier this year in Cannes, France. (Jan. 28, 2012) Photo Credit: Getty Images

You know you've really made it when you're the subject of a celebrity death hoax. Joining the esteemed ranks of Jon Bon Jovi, Will ferrell, Cher and Will Smith, superstar Justin Bieber, 18, was Twitter's latest faux-dead celeb, with "RIP Justin Bieber" trending on Sunday night. And, as E! online stated, there wasn't even a fantastical story about him falling off a cliff to bolster the story - just the hashtag, which quickly faded.

It was, however, soon replaced by "RIP Haters of Justin Bieber," which itself popped into trends as the Beliebers fought the rumor.

Follow Style/Buzz/Special Sections Editor Perrie Samotin on Twitter: @PerrieWS  


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