Twitter Users Mistakenly Pay Tribute to Former Take That Singer
As news of the sudden death of Hollywood star Robin Williams spread, it appears some Twitter users have firmly grasped the wrong end of the stick.
Perhaps hitting their phones and laptops before checking the news, they spoke of their shock at the death of Robbie Williams, the former Take That singer.
Numerous social media commentators wrote commiserations like: ‘ I loved you in Take That and Angels was my favourite song’ or ‘I can’t belive that #RobbieWilliams Is #gone. It feels in our hearts & spirits we will remember him with laughter and love!’
Even Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos got in on the act. He tweeted: ‘Dismayed at the death of Robbie Williams. I always liked his songs.’
The hashtags #RobinWilliams and #RIPRobinWilliams were trending as stunned film fans struggled to come to terms with their loss. But #RobbieWilliams also made an appearance thanks to the mistaken tweeters.
However, Harvinth Skin was not impressed with the errors. He tweeted: ‘Hi. Please don’t embarrass yourself. Robin Williams and Robbie Williams aren’t the same people. Thanks.’