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Sony Music claims Britney Spears has died in an accident

By Mason White 5:34 PM December 28, 2016
Sony claims Britney Spears has died
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) People were shocked to see multiple tweets by Sony Music, revealing that Britney Spears, a popular U.S. singer, has died in an accident.

“Britney Spears is dead by accident. We will tell you more soon. RIPBritney,” Sony Music wrote in Twitter.

Another tweet read: “RIP @Britneyspears. RIPBritney 1981-2016.”

Sony Music released a statement saying that its Twitter account was hacked and that party was responsible for posting the tweets.

A spokesperson for Spears said that the singer is alive and well.

The Twitter account of Bob Dylan was also hacked by the same party and tweeted “Rest in peace @britneyspears.” A group called OurMine claimed responsibility for the hack.

Sony Music apologized to Spears and her fans.

“Sony Music Entertainment’s Twitter account was compromised. This has been rectified. Sony Music apologizes to Britney Spears and her fans for any confusion,” the company wrote in a press release.