As April Fools go this was a pretty morbid one. Still made us momentarily giggle a bit though, which speaks volumes.
Last night #RIPZaynMalik was trending worldwide on twitter because someone with too much time on their hands and darkness dwelling in their hearts thought it'd be totes hilars to make millions of teenagers think their idol/wall fodder was dead.
Some of the select responses range below
#RipZaynMalik is not funny, whoever started this seriously needs a timeout
— Lily Humphries (@lily_h_xo) April 1, 2014
#RipZaynMalik APRIL FOOLS! H's alive and still more famous then you'll ever be
— Will Smith (@nutellanarry2) March 31, 2014
WTF, #RIPZaynMalik where trending? I hate rumours because he's not dead - H
— â™” 1D Daily News â™” (@1D_DailyNews) July 6, 2013
#RIPZaynMalik FATE SCHIFO, S-C-H-I-F-O. SIETE DELLE CAZZO DI BAMBINE. ZAYN È PERFETTO E QUESTO TREND NON È DIVERTENTE.
— â™¡ (@caradelevigne__) July 5, 2013
— Katelynn Roseeáƒ¦ (@K_M_R_H) April 1, 2014
And our favourite one...
Le Directioner Hate Machine is making me sleepy *naps* #RipZaynMalik
— Ching (@__C_h_i_n_g__) March 31, 2014
Some other celebrities who have 'died' on twitter include Jon Bon Jovi, Jerry Springer, Celine Dion, Morgan Freeman, Lil Wayne, Will Smith, and John Cleese...
i am still alive
— John Cleese (@JohnCleese) December 3, 2007