One Direction Singer Zayn Malik ‘Found Dead?’ Or an April Fool’s Day Hoax Triggering Panic on Twitter

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By jaskiran kaur | April 1, 2014 7:05 PM EST

Zayn Malik the member of one of the most popular boy band One Direction became a victim of death hoax. The false claim started to swirl around on the internet causing panic and arousing anger of the fans of teen sensation band on Twitter. Fans' reaction to the rumor claiming Zayn Malik is dead flooded the internet and became a trending topic on Twitter just hours before April Fool's Day, according to Hollywood Life.

For those unaware, Zayn Malik, 20, is alive and doing just fine. This was reportedly just a death hoax that began making the rounds when reportedly a "fake BBC report" emerged on the internet. The report falsely claimed that Zayn Malik "was found dead in a hotel room."

The report led to responses filled with panic and outrage by One Direction fans across the world.  It led to the rise of hashtag #RIPZaynMalik that began trending on Twitter in no time.

Agitated fans also posted tweets threatening the one who started Zayn Malik's death hoax or created the trending hashtag  #RIPZaynMalik.

A furious One Direction fan wrote on Twitter: "#RipZaynMalik WHO EVER STARTED THIS I AM GONNA F-ING KILL U AND SO WILL ALL THE OTHER DIRECTIONERS SO U BETTER WATCH OUT!!!!!!"

Another Zayn Malik fan wrote on Twitter: "I KNOW IT'S APRIL FOOLS DAY BUT JOKING WITH SOMEONE'S DEATH IS A DIFFERENT STORY #RipZaynMalik NO"

Another Tweet read: "out of so many people here on earth why would u even dare to kill one of the most precious human being alive you're sick #RipZaynMalik"

A fan who believed the April Fool's Day hoax wrote on Twitter: "HE WAS AN ANGEL FOR THE PEOPLE HE HELPED HE WAS AN INSPIRATION FOR EVERY SINGLE ONE OF US #RipZaynMalik pic.twitter.com/vfw7eP8Zgw"

Another angered fan wrote: "#RipZaynMalik Not funny at all. This was the worst april fool ever."

Meanwhile, Sugarscape reported that One Direction heartthrob Zayn Malik and Little Mix songstress Perrie Edwards were spotted shopping together at IKEA over the weekend. The brand specializes in furniture and home accessories. This has led to speculation if the two of them are already planning their house that they will have after the wedding or if they are already planning to move in together.

Zayn Malik and Perrie Edwards got engaged to each other last year and are now reportedly planning their marriage. While they are still unsure about their wedding date, Perrie Edwards told Us Weekly that she loves Disney, so a Disney themed wedding "would be amazing." Meanwhile, let us know how you felt when you heard about the viral death hoax of your favorite singer Zayn Malik?  

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