Contrary to rumors circulating on the Internet, Pop icon, Britney Spears is not dead.

Contrary to rumors circulating on the Internet, Pop icon, Britney Spears is not dead.

Contrary to rumors circulating on the Internet, Pop icon, Britney Spears is not dead.

The rumors started when the following tweet appeared on the official twitter account of Sony Music label:

“RIP @britneyspears #RIPBritney 1981-2016” and “Britney spears is dead by accident! We will tell you more soon #RIPBritney.”

However, it was later discovered that the account was hacked.

The false tweets have since been deleted by SonyMusic group, and they subsequently released an official statement, debunking the rumors and apologizing to Britney and her family:

Statement from Sony Music Entertainment Regarding Twitter Account

NEW YORK, Dec. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Music Entertainment’s Twitter account was compromised.  This has been rectified.  Sony Music apologizes to Britney Spears and her fans for any confusion.

A representative of Spears, released a statement, as reported by CNN, that the pop queen is very much alive, hale and hearty.

“I assume their account has been hacked,” Spears’ manager, Adam Leber, told CNN. “I haven’t spoken to anyone… as of yet but I am certain their account was hacked. Britney is fine and well. There have been a few Internet clowns over the years who have made similar claims about her death, but never from the official Sony Music Twitter account.”

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