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  • 9 April 2013, 8:37

Twitter hashtag confuses Cher fans

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Margaret Thatcher's death sparked confusion on Twitter with fans of Cher believing it was the singer who had died.

The mix-up happened when people took to the social networking site to give their reaction using the hashtag #nowthatchersdead.

Fans of the singer, who has had number one hits with Believe and The Shoop Shoop Song, misread it as 'Now that Cher's dead'.

It sparked a flurry of tributes to the American popstar and her name started to trend in the UK.

Comedian Ricky Gervais attempted to set the record straight, writing: "Some people are in a frenzy over the hashtag #nowthatchersdead. It's 'Now Thatcher's dead'. Not, 'Now that Cher's dead'."