Death by Twitter: 11 celebrities who have "died" by tweetWeird Wide Web Weird Wide WebLiving Stacey Leasca on Aug 14, 2012 @ 3:56 PM" title="Gabrielmarquez Twitter" />Gabriel García Márquez died on Twitter on May 15, 2012. His announcement looked very official coming from an accounted connected to author Umberto Eco. His Tweets read, "I received the news now from New York. Writer Mario Vargas Llosa and Márquez's family confirmed the news, which will be officially announced by the sister Aida and by publishers in few hours". The publishers only announced that Márquez was happy, healthy and very much alive.Some careers are made by Twitter, other die by it. Check out 11 celebrities who have been pronounced "dead" on Twitter.