Is Margaret Thatcher Dead? Uh, No. Death Rumor Spreads May 9 2012
Is Margaret Thatcher Dead? Uh, No. Don't Believe the Margaret Thatcher Death Rumor Making the Rounds on May 9, 2012
We haven't heard much from Margaret Thatcher lately, so she must be dead, right? That's what some people on the web seem to think.
We're not sure how it started, but somehow a few folks on Twitter got the idea that Margaret Thatcher died on Wednesday, May 9, 2012. She did not. As far as anyone can tell, Margaret Thatcher is not dead.
It's relatively rare for a politician to fall victim to a death hoax (with the possible exception of Hugo Chavez, that is).
Usually such online death rumors are focused on celebrities like Jon Bon Jovi and Cher.