Aaron Carter Dies...On Twitter

Nick Carter's younger bro is the latest celebrity falling victim to the inevitable death hoax.

By Jenna Mullins Dec 24, 2010 4:16 PMTags
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Twitter exploded on Thursday with tweets revolving around former teen dream Aaron Carter. And not for the reasons he'd want.

According to the masses on Twitter, Aaron died of a drug overdose. But we are happy to report that the stories about his death are totally false.

Aaron's manager, Johnny Wright, tells E! "Aaron Carter is alive and well at my compound in Orlando, rehearsing for a New Year's show."

And because Twitter was the birth of this rumor, it's only appropriate that Aaron himself would put it to rest by tweeting from his official account early Friday morning:

This is the real Aaron Carter I know there's a Hoax Going Around, But I'm Here, Alive & Well. At the compound Working on my mind & soul.

The rumor can be traced back to when a reported friend of Aaron's tweeted the news of his death, adding "I can't believe you're gone."

This of course sent fans into a downward spiral of tweeting insanity. And we all know how Twitter works. One person tweets, someone else retweets, and pretty soon #RIPaaroncarter is trending. We don't know what prompted the first tweet, be it wrong information or just a sick joke gone awry, but AC is alive and well.

Heave a giant sigh of relief, fans. And to celebrate, let's dance to a Carter classic: