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04/08/2013 02:09 pm ET

Cher Died And So Did Teri Hatcher, According To Twitter Users Who Can't Decipher Hashtags

This would have been funny if it weren't so sad (though it is also pretty funny).

The baffling, infinite abyss that is the Internet pulled a fast one on many people today when the hashtag #nowthatchersdead started trending on Twitter after news broke of Margaret Thatcher's passing (former British prime minister, Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher).

Though the intention was for the hashtag to read #NowThatcher'sDead -- Now Thatcher's Dead -- for many inexperienced users it read as #NowThatCher'sDead. For other, more imaginative tweeters, this read as #NowTHatcher'sDead -- T. Hatcher, as in Teri Hatcher, former "Desperate Housewives" star. Fans of both the singer and the actress were stunned and took to Twitter to agonize.

The results are as follows (though Cher and Teri Hatcher are both very much alive):

Wait, Who Died Now?!

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