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Jack Black Death Hoax Sparks Social Media Meltdown

C'mon. Obviously, "you cannot kill the metal."

06/06/2016 1:22 AM AEST | Updated 06/06/2016 1:22 AM AEST
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Rumors of Jack Black's death began circulating on social media Sunday after his band's Twitter account was hacked. 

Social media went into a frenzy following a series of tweets Sunday declaring that actor Jack Black had died.

Fortunately for all that is good and holy, the Tenacious D frontman is "alive and well." The band explained on Twitter and Facebook that its Twitter account was hacked. 

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Whoever hacked the account later tried to share in the laughs, and admitted that it was all a prank.

Several thousand people reacted to the band's Twitter account within hours of Black's alleged demise as a #RIPJackBlack hashtag began circulating.

Many fans weren't fooled by the cruel stunt, however.

While a couple pointed out the sloppy spelling in one of the tweets, others noted that the "Tribute" rocker is clearly too "metal" to die.

I mean, obviously...

#LongLiveJackBlack

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