Pop superstar Cher has assured fans she is alive and well after an internet hoax suggested she had passed away.
False news of the singer's death hit Twitter.com on Friday (27Jan12) and the prank managed to fool a number of celebrity fans including socialite Kim Kardashian, who wrote, "Did I just hear Cher has passed away? Is this real? OMG (oh my God)... I hope this is a Twitter joke and not true. I don't see it on the news anywhere. I'm praying its (sic) not true..."
The rumors soon reached Cher herself and the singer was so amused by the story, she even joked about writing a song called RIP for her new album.
She told fans, "Well here I am Tweeting from the HereAfter! It's very blue up here & thank God they gave me a view of the sea, palm trees & a Balinese house... Lovelies. I'm not going anywhere till i finish this fkng (sic) album! The only RIP I know how 2 (sic) do is 'Rip it up! Kick a** & take no prisoners!... Just had great idea... I'm going to ask (my songwriter) to write a song 4 (sic) album! 'RIP'."