If you were on Twitter today, you might have seen people posting about how "Golden Girls" star Rue McClanahan died, which is technically true.
But the actress died five years ago. And now, thanks to social media, her obituary is getting passed around again, making many people think it's current news. It's like, you work hard over a long career to build a name for yourself, and then somehow your legacy ends up being a viral obituary.
Girl on FB shared a link on Rue McClanahan's death with "OMG I'm crying ily Blanche" should I tell her that story is 5 years old or...?
— courtney (@BurritoDiaries) June 12, 2015
Rue McClanahan, chained to a rock, an eagle tearing out her liver every day.
— Kent M. Beeson (@Kza) June 12, 2015
Bummed that dead Rue McClanahan has a better publicist than I do.
— Randy Rainbow (@RandyRainbow) June 12, 2015
The spirit of Rue McClanahan sends her love to all who announced her death 5 years after the fact. Thank y'all for being a friend though.
— Michael Tillmon, Jr. (@hotterthanjuly) June 12, 2015
She passed away in 2010 #ruemcclanahan
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According to Jezebel, this is actually the second time that McClanahan's obituary has weirdly gone viral. Hopefully her ghost is haunting Twitter or something.