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'Britney Spears dead,' says Sony Twitter account in suspected hack

The Twitter account for Sony Music Global appears to have been hacked after it announced the death of Britney Spears.

"RIP @britneyspears," the account tweeted, with a crying face and the date of her birth and "death".

Another tweet said: "britney spears is dead by accident! we will tell you more soon", with the hashtag #RIPBritney.

Another tweet came from the official Bob Dylan Twitter account, which shared the news by saying: "Rest in peace @britneyspears" with another crying face.

It is possible the account, which is also part of Sony has also been hacked, suggesting a master document of passwords may have been compromised.

The tweets have now been deleted.

A spokeswoman for Britney Spears confirmed the celebrity is still alive.

Independent News Service