It’s one thing to criticize Kanye West, he of the  foot-in-mouth syndrome, but it’s an entirely other beast to pretend he’s dead: “RIP Kanye West” is the top trending topic in Twitter this morning after someone started spreading the rumor that the star had died in a car crash. Rest easy, Kanye fans, he’s fine.

Kanye’s girlfriend took to her Twitter to assure everyone that he’s alive and well, Tweeting, “This ‘RIP KanyeWest’ topic is not funny and its NOT TRUE! He has people like myself and his family that love him very much. Its in extreme poor taste to have that as a trendy topic. It’s totally disrespectful to make up a story like this we’re all human.”

“And we all make mistakes and to say someone died cuz of a mistake is ridiculous,” she adds. “You wouldn’t want someone to say that about you.

The Kanye West Dead Hoax was also the top Google search in the U.S. this morning as well, reports PopEater.

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