Margaret Thatcher death hashtag mistaken for Cher`s

Updated: Apr 09, 2013, 12:49 PM IST

London: Music legend Cher fell victim to an Internet death hoax after a hashtag, intended to be about Britain`s former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, was misread by her fans.

The social networking site was sent into a frenzy with news that the pop singer had passed after people began posting about late Thatcher under the hashtag #nowthatcherisdead, the New York Daily News reported.

Many misread the hashtag as "Now That Cher Is Dead."

Britain`s former Prime Minister Thatcher died at 87.