Tenacious D’s Twitter Hack Claims Jack Black Died
Over the course of three successive tweets, the message read, “I’m sad to officially annouce the death of Jack Black at the age of 46, rest in peace brother. #RipJackBlack. It is with a heavy heart I am to announce that Jack Black passed away last night at 3:37am. The cause of death is yet unknown.” The original tweet that announced Black’s death has been retweeted more than 2,800 times.
But a little more than an hour later, the hacker, who goes by the screenname of @Ruthless, came clean. “Calm down guys! It’s just a prank bro, look there’s the camera…The Legend is still alive, it is ok guys :)”
The group regained control of their account, and, at 10:27AM Eastern, wrote, “WE had our Twitter account hacked. We can assure you that Jack is ALIVE and WELL and that this was a sick ‘prank.'” They have since deleted the tweets from their timeline.
WE had our Twitter account hacked. We can assure you that Jack is ALIVE and WELL and that this was a sick "prank".
— Tenacious D (@RealTenaciousD) June 5, 2016
This weekend, Tenacious D were in Germany to play the Rock am Ring Festival on Friday. That night, more than 80 people were injured as a result of lightning strikes on the festival grounds. Although the organizers attempted to continue with the festival on Saturday, the performances — including the headlining slot by Red Hot Chili Peppers — were again halted by the weather, and today’s final day was canceled by local authorities.
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