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16/02/2015 09:35 GMT | Updated 16/02/2015 09:59 GMT

Tony Hart Dead Rumours Circulate On Twitter, 6 Years After He Died

Twitter was awash on Monday morning with people lamenting the sad passing of artist and TV legend, Tony Hart.

Unfortunately, Hart has in fact been dead since 2009 when he passed away after suffering two strokes, as pointed out by none other than Morph.

A Guardian obituary from the time appeared to be fueling the false rumours of a second demise as it spread across the internet by those who had failed to check the date on it.

'Tony Hart' was quickly trending fueled by a mixture of ignorance and people gleefully pointing out the stupidity of others.

For those who don't know, Hart was best known for presenting art programmes on the BBC including 'Hartbeat' and 'Take Hart'.