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Twitter users mourn Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps is not dead.
Michael Phelps is not dead.
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Twitter users around the world are mourning the death of Michael Phelps. Michael Phelps is the Olympic swimmer who has won 18 Olympic medals. According to a March 21 report by the Huffington Post, Michael Phelps is not dead; he is very much alive.

It appears that Twitters users have confused the swimmer with the founder of the Westboro Baptist Church, Fred Phelps is dead. The former leader of the hate spewing church passed away on March 20 from an undisclosed illness. Fred Phelps had been admitted to a hospice only six days before his death. He was 84.

Twitter users expressed their sadness, praising Michael Phelps' swimming ability. Many mentioned both his marijuana use and his Olympic methods. They tweeted about how his “legacy will live on.” Michael Phelps legacy certainly will live on, seeing it is possible he could compete in the next summer Olympics.

Fred Phelps' legacy will also live on. The Westboro Baptist Church will continue protesting and picketing funerals. The church has no plans to discontinue their hate mongering ways, despite Fred Phelps' change of heart.