In a 120-character post, @JoshuaDJ22 announced that Bieber - singer of hits One Time, One Less Lonely Girl and Baby - was killed shortly after leaving the Island Records office complex this afternoon.
"Awful news. Just heard that Justin Bieber is dead. Got run over by a truck just after recording a new single. Sad times.", said the post.
Thousands of Bieber's followers have expressed their deep disbelief at the revelation, with Juicy_Lucy48 insisting that "this is all a bunch of bs. justins not dead,,, I know he aint. his twitter profile was updated 10 mins ago", while a concerned MeganZZZ responded with: "holy crap! Is Justin Bieber really dead?".
The tragic announcement comes just days after fellow bored Tweeter MazziBanter4 revealed that the 16-year-old Bieber had previously contracted AIDS from his mother and routinely "took it up the ass from (R&B singer) Usher".
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