This is your regular friendly reminder to check the dates on stories before you click "share."
Rue McClanahan, One of the "Golden Girls" Stars, Dies at 76 http://t.co/kviN9fuxVV— Katia Lackey (@KatiaKatiaseren) June 12, 2015
R.I.P to the real cougar #Blanche— dee__mack (@fly_guy_mack227) June 12, 2015
This CBS obituary from 2010 has been making the rounds on Facebook today. It's dated June 3, 2010, so even if the year was right, social media mourners would still be about a week behind. Embarrassing.
Ruby Dee, Oscar-nominated actress and civil rights activist, dies at 91 http://t.co/J6vG2VN4ht— Jamira Burley (@JamiraBurley) June 11, 2015
Mourning the passing of Ruby Dee. She was 1 incredible lady! Strong sweet, she taught us how to love & helped make the world a better place— Danny Glover (@mrdannyglover) June 12, 2015
Ruby Dee & Ossie Davis were my mentors & my friends. We will carry on their legacy of arts activism! Rest in Peace. pic.twitter.com/OFio7skDL5— Danny Glover (@mrdannyglover) June 12, 2015
She died one year ago yesterday, making the news of her passing marginally more timely.
Most celebrity death hoaxes go the other way, where Twitter freaks out about a star dying when they're still alive. A refreshing change of pace!
Which celebrity death would you like to be forced to relive?
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