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RIP Kanye West” has been the top “trending topic” on Twitter for the past half hour or so. Kanye is not dead, rather, he’s the latest in a long line of celebrities — Matt Damon, Jeff Goldblum, Steve Guttenberg, and Zach Braff among them — who have been initially pronounced dead by Twitter prankers whose followers then re-tweet the false news and the whole thing just snowballs from there. It’s getting old people. Stop it.