Wrestling legend Jim Ross was falsely claimed dead after a Twitter hacker got into his account and started sending out messages.
An apparent Leeds United fan sent out multiple tweets from his @JRsBBQ account in support of the club, and a NSFW one as well before sending out a “family statement,” announcing that Ross was dead.
Wrestling commentator Jim Ross has been hacked by a Leeds Utd fan
Ross’s account has since been suspended but not before causing a social media firestorm, as Ross was trending on Twitter after the hacked tweets were sent out. The hack seemed to work, as some wrestling fans thought he’d passed.
#RIP Jim Ross…………
— Bing Son the Avi Don (@imBINGnotGOOGLE) December 6, 2015
OMG RIP Jim Ross wow https://t.co/dolmwtVvo4
— Abdul #RedNation (@AQS18) December 6, 2015
RIP Jim Ross. Fuck 2015
— Lee (@Malone_713) December 6, 2015
Thankfully, the hoax was cleared up.
Jim Ross is fine. #JRLIVES
— Court Bauer (@courtbauer) December 6, 2015
To all his family and friends, Jim Ross is alive and well. I just spoke to him. Wants friends and family to know this. #wwe
— Barry Werner (@Steviecade) December 6, 2015
I haven’t been this upset since the Internet killed Jeff Goldblum.
Ross’s account is currently offline.