Twitter users have taken to the social media site following the death of comedian Robin Williams but have mistakenly paid tribute to English singer Robbie Williams.
The hashtag #RobbieWilliams was trending alongside #RIPRobinWilliams thanks to mistaken Twitter users, according to a Daily Mail Australia report.
The 63-year-old comedian tragically passed away this week, with tributes pouring in from the likes of Barack Obama, Prince William and comedians including Steve Carrell.
Social media commentators posted tributes like “RIP Robbie Williams. Shocked so many good songs”, and “RIP Robbie Williams. Such a great songwriter and stole a nation’s heart.”
RIP Robbie Williams, you’re loving Angels instead now, genuinely gutted ❤️ pic.twitter.com/qF2zo86w2f
— Aw-Lew (@leweeyy14) August 12, 2014
Rip Robbie Williams. Shocked so many good songs
— Scott Young (@Scotty_Young89) August 12, 2014
RIP Robbie Williams, I can honestly say I loved Take That. — Deluded Everton Fan (@SomeEvertonFan) August 12, 2014
Other mourners took to the site to accuse people of playing along with an inappropriate joke.
*waits for some unfunny prick to post a picture of Robbie Williams tagged RIP* — Aleks (@Aleks_LUFC) August 11, 2014
The amount of people who have said “RIP Robbie Williams” on Facebook is ridic…..ARE YOU SERIOUS?!! — Nicole Liddy (@lidster93) August 12, 2014
Facepalm moment when people post “RIP Robin Williams” with a photo of Robbie Williams… WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU
— ✨Soph✨ (@_MADSophie_) August 12, 2014