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Britney Spears claimed to be dead in suspected 'hack' of Sony Twitter account

A Bob Dylan account also tweeted that Spears was dead.

MTV Video Music Awards 2016 - Arrivals - New York Britney Spears Source: Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment

AN OFFICIAL SONY Music Twitter account claimed that popstar Britney Spears was dead in what is suspected to have been a hack attack.

Spears has not passed away, CNN confirmed.

Sony Music Global posted the following tweets earlier today:

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The tweets have since been deleted.

In addition, the official Bob Dylan Twitter account also tweeted similar tweets:

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TMZ claims the ‘hack’ was the work of the OurMine group, which also claimed to have hacked a Netflix Twitter account earlier this month.

It has also previously hacked the accounts of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg.

Sony has not commented on the incident.

Read: ‘He was so loved’: Tributes flow as pop superstar George Michael dies aged 53>

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