Astronaut Neil Armstrong delivers remarks after being presented with the Congressional Gold Medal during a ceremony in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol November 16, 2011 in Washington, DC. Armstrong died Saturday, August 25 at the age of 82. (Getty Images)
(WXIA) -- The first man to walk on the moon has died.
Neil Armstrong actually died a year ago -- but you wouldn't know it on Twitter.
"RIP Neil Armstrong" suddenly started trending after ABC News appeared to post a new obituary online. It was actually an old story with a new video.
A note from the editor reads, "This update changed the time stamp on our mobile site, causing some to share the story on social media thinking we had published news of Armstrong's death today. We regret the confusion caused by the updated time stamp."
This isn't the first time social media got it wrong. Last year, "RIP Paul McCartney" went viral. So have hoaxes about the deaths of Celine Dion, Chris Brown and Justin Bieber.
When someone created a Facebook page called "RIP Bill Cosby," Cosby issued a statement saying, "I'm alive, thank you. P.S. -- that's another thing dead people don't say."