Like Steve from Blues Clues, Jeff Goldblum, and William Hung before him, Carlos Santana found himself the victim of yet another false celebrity-death rumor when "R.I.P. Carlos Santana" started trending on Twitter Thursday. But Santana's alleged demise was not attributed to a heroin overdose or a fatal tumble off a cliff — the Tweets were confusing him with Moammar Gaddafi, who bears a resemblance to the legendary guitarist.
Although it seems that most of the users on Twitter were joking about the physical similarities between Gaddafi and Santana, many users (re: idiots) took it seriously. The rumor quickly spread online, where fans mourned the loss of the ten-time Grammy winner at a rate of approximately ten posts per minute.
Just to clarify, though: Carlos Santana (who is very much alive), sold over 27 million copies worldwide of his 1999 album Supernatural, while his second studio album, Abraxas, was ranked by Rolling Stone as one of the 500 greatest albums of all time. Moammar Gaddafi cut off your limbs if you stole a pack of Eclipse from the drugstore.