Facebook Is Telling Users, Including Mark Zuckerberg, They Are Dead (Updated)

As if 2016 hasn’t been hard enough already

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg
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UPDATED at 2:22 p.m. PT: A Facebook spokesperson issued the following statement to TheWrap:
“For a brief period today, a message meant for memorialized profiles was mistakenly posted to other accounts. This was a terrible error that we have now fixed. We are very sorry that this happened and we worked as quickly as possible to fix it.”


Some Facebook users, including CEO Mark Zuckerberg, got quite the shock when they logged in on Friday: The social media site mistakenly declared them dead.

A banner appeared at the top of a large number of user’s profiles with the message, “Remembering [User’s Name]: We hope people who love [User’s Name] will find comfort in the things others share to remember and celebrate his/her life.”

Seeing as the site declared so many dead, we thought it only appropriate to round up tweets with some funny reactions from people who found out secondhand that they were no longer among the living.

Read the reactions below.