Some people on Twitter appear to mistakenly believe that the British singer Robbie Williams has died instead of Robin Williams, the 63-year-old comedic actor who passed away Monday.
The hashtag #RIPRobbieWilliams suggests plenty of people are either getting their celebrities mixed up, or using a confusing diminutive when paying tribute to the late actor:
— young hug₂₁ (@Lewbinho) August 12, 2014
My mom: such a shock bout robin Williams,I had to turn tv on to see which one it is cuz there's two of them.no mom it's robbie Williams..
— Jo maxted (@jo_Emma) August 12, 2014
— Craig Evans-Bird (@EvansBirdTweets) August 12, 2014
Yes, you entertained us and now you're loving angels instead. #RIPRobbieWilliams
— James (@_StifflersDad) August 12, 2014
Omg I can't believe Robbie Williams has died 😢 rock Dj will always be one of my favourite song
— EYYYY UP (@T0M_Hall0wes) August 12, 2014
Robbie Williams – who is apparently alive and well – recently started a live tour called “Swings Both Ways,” which has performances coming up next month in Australia.
(h/t The Daily Mail)