On Sunday, the official Twitter account of WWE broadcasting legend Jim Ross tweeted out a link titled 'Jim Ross Family Statement'.
The link led to a website declaring the death of the 63-year-old.
Due to the address of the website (it was a Blogspot one) and the mention of a Leeds United fan account, it obviously made many suspicous regarding the veracity of the claim.
Rightly so, Jim Ross is not dead.
Spoke with Jim Ross, he is fine, was a terrible hoax
— John Pollock (@iamjohnpollock) December 6, 2015
However, that did not stop the rumours from spreading.
Ross's Twitter account is currently suspended following the hack, which would appear to have been by Leeds United fans. Before it was suspended, tweets regarding the Championship club were posted.
Wrestling commentator Jim Ross has been hacked by a Leeds Utd fan ? pic.twitter.com/2o6khLRSD2
— Dave Bennett (@djdavebennett) December 6, 2015