Lena Horne Dies? Twitter Blows Up on False Report

Lena Horne Dies? Twitter Blows Up on False Report

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In this day and age, one mistake can turn into accepted fact pretty quickly. On May 10, 2013, the newspaper The Sacramento Bee reported that actress/singer Lena Horne had died at the age of 92, citing an article by The New York Times. There was only one problem — the article was three years old, and Lena died in 2010.

Lena Horne Dies?

The Sacramento Bee’s mistaken post was all it took to get Twitter riled up though. Very quickly Lena Horne began trending, and users mourned and tweeted their condolences as if the star had just passed away.

“Just learned that Lena Horne passed away. Saddened. A legend. A true star,” one fan tweeted. “Crying so hard. I didn’t know that her death would affect me like this!” said another.  Read entire story here at Hollywoodlife.com

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