Alex Turner Dies? No, Just a ‘RIP’ Twitter Death Hoax

December 9, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Alex Turner, the lead singer of the Arctic Monkeys, is not dead, but a number of Twitter users want you to think that.

On Monday, throngs of users tweeted out “RIP Alex Turner” and similar messages with the hashtag “#RIPAlexTurner.”

“The rip alex turner thing was cruel i nearly had a panic attack,” wrote one user.

Another added: “#RIPAlexTurner trending because people are complaining that it’s trending. Now I’m complaining about them. Head turns inside out.”

The singer, however, is alive and well.