It seems someone is always fake dying on the internet. A couple of weeks ago it was Justin Bieber and now the phrase 'RIP Patrick Dempsey' is trending on Twitter.
To be clear, the actor is alive and well.
Patrick Dempsey is most known for playing a doctor on the ABC series 'Grey's Anatomy'. Some tweets are claiming the rumor started when the Grey's Anatomy Twitter account was hacked, but only a fake Grey's Anatomy Twitter account shows any evidence of such a thing. My theory? It's a brilliant marketing ploy from ABC to promote the return of the show on April 5 after a two-week hiatus. And it's working.
Let's start off this Twitter roll with some words from the man himself:
Hi I am back From the dead !
RIP Patrick Dempsey trending. Its fake but when he does actually die, I'm gonna drop a slice of pizza on the floor for my homie
#RIP Patrick Dempsey is one heck of a Twitter-related celeb death hoax. Mcdreamy is still Mcdreamy and ain't Mcdead!!Indeed,
RIP Patrick Dempsey ? Okay.. You can kill Justin, you can kill Gaga, you kill whoever you want to kill, but you cannot kill The Dempsey !
#RIP Patrick Dempsey notBreaking news: Twitter deaths now outnumber Black Plague deaths and all war casualties in the history of the world.