Death hoaxes may spread like crazy on Twitter, but memorials are what really went viral in 2013.
Every year Twitter showcases one or more Golden Tweets, also known as the year’s most popular tweets, as part of its annual year in review package. Each of this year’s highlighted tweets was shared more than 350,000 times, and two of 2013’s most-retweeted tweets were tributes to young stars passed who passed away.
The most-retweeted tweet of the year was sent by actress Lea Michele, who used Twitter to break her silence after the death of her Glee co-star and boyfriend, Cory Monteith. Michele tweeted this message: “Thank you all for helping me through this time with your enormous love & support. Cory will forever be in my heart,” along with a picture of the couple embracing. The viral remembrance was retweeted 408,266 times at its peak.
Thank you all for helping me through this time with your…
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