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Misreported Lindsay Lohan news mutates into celebrity death watch

Lindsay Lohan at the 2012 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner.
Lindsay Lohan at the 2012 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner.
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For reasons each more disturbing than the next, the state of actress Lindsay Lohan's health continues to be a source of perpetual scandal, even if it's not entirely true.

Friday morning, ABC and other news outlets partially misreported that the 25-year-old was found unconscious in the penthouse of the Marina del Rey Ritz-Carlton Hotel, and that paramedics transported the actress to a hospital.

News of the news prompted what is perhaps society's least sensitive display of concern, a Twitter death watch, and its many variations:


Chiming in from Minneapolis with something resembling a conscience, one user took a more collective approach to the former child star's well being:


L.A. County fire officials confirmed to KPCC that responders were sent to the 4375 Admiralty Way address this morning, however they would not confirm the identity of the patient. The fire department also said evaluations were made on the scene but that no one was taken to a hospital.

Incidentally, the glittering grapevine of gossip, TMZ, may have gotten closer to reality with its reporting on this particular situation.

Lohan has a history of legal woes and high-profile rehab stays for drug and alcohol abuse. She is currently shooting the TV movie "Liz and Dick" in the area.