"Girlfriend" singer Avril Lavigne did not die a decade ago and she wasn't replaced by a doppelganger who has been trying to reveal the truth through her song lyrics.
Buzzfeed's Ryan Broderick accidentally made an old Avril Lavigne death hoax go viral when he tweeted about it recently.
Tweeting about the contents of a blog called Avril Esté Morta, Broderick pointed out that it states Lavigne killed herself at some point after 2002 and that she was replaced by an actress. The actress impersonating Lavigne might be trying to tell people about this through the lyrics of "Slipped Away", the blog noted.
The purpose of the blog, Avril Este Morta, was to show people how conspiracy theories can look true, and how easy it was to manufacture a death hoax report.
Sadly, based on Twitter chatter, many fell for this hoax.
Taking to Twitter, a good number of people pointed out that there seems to be some truth to this conspiracy story.
"I've just read a conspiracy theory that the real Avril Lavigne is dead and has been replaced by an actress. I'm convinced," one fan wrote.
"Just fell down the "Avril Lavigne is actually dead" conspiracy theory hole. Guys, IT SEEMS LEGIT," another pointed out.
Here's what a Lavigne hater had to say regarding the death hoax: "This can't be true, because if avril lavigne was really dead, nobody would care enough to replace her. #debunked."
This is not the first time Lavigne's life was cut short by the Internet. In 2012, another death hoax report noted that the singer died shortly after a snowboard accident.
"The singer/songwriter & novice snowboarder was vacationing at Whistler Blackcomb ski resort located 125 km north of Vancouver, in British Columbia, Canada with family and friends," a phony article read, according to Gossipcop. "Witnesses indicate that Avril Lavigne lost control of her snowboard and struck a tree at a high rate of speed."
"Avril Lavigne was air lifted by ski patrol teams to a local hospital, however, it is believed that the musician died instantly from the impact of the crash," the report concluded.