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On Sunday night, fans of the pioneering U.K. electro-pop dup Pet Shop Boys went into panic mode after some shady online reports suggested the group's singer Neil Tennant had died in a car crash.
The rumors seem to have begun with a story from Global Associated News, a prank page where users can plug in a public figure's name and info and the site will generate a convincing enough-to-casual-observers news report about their death. The site had published previously widespread hoaxes about the deaths of Tiger Woods, Usher and others.
Well, a fairly authoritative source on the vitality of Tennant checked in on Twitter to squash the rumors -- the man himself.