The Internet community began to wonder if Sharkeisha, the Houston teen who now infamously sucker-punched classmate Shamichael Manuel, had died. The rumor has been determined to be false, as reported by The Hollywood Gossip, and started with the Twitter handle @LilButtSHAR and spread further after a Huzler.com article.
On Twitter, a user claimed to be Sharkeisha, after the video posted on World Star Hip Hop went viral, and on Friday, “she” sent the social-media site into a tizzy after posting a photo of an injured woman lying in a hospital bed. The Twitter user claimed it was Sharkeisha.
The person in the picture has her leg in a brace and is handcuffed to the hospital bed. @LilButtShar, whose name is posted as “Queen Sharkeisha,” posted the image on Dec. 27, along with the following message: “2 shots, 12 stitches and still breathing. THANK YOU LORD. #PrayForSharkeisha.” It was retweeted nearly 3,000 times and favorited more than 1,000.
— QUEEN SHARKEISHA(@LilButtSHAR) December 28, 2013
The user seemingly tried to bring attention to the @LilButtSHAR page by retweeting anyone who used the hashtag #PrayForSharkeisha. It seemed to have worked, because it wasn’t long before users began to scramble to the Internet to figure out whether or not the infamous puncher had died from her hoax injuries, especially after this message was posted by “Queen Sharkeisha:” “We, The Thompson family, wishes to thank everyone for their condolences and prayers in this time of need for Sharkeisha. This's appreciated.”
— QUEEN SHARKEISHA (@LilButtSHAR) December 28, 2013
The rumor seems to have gone from wounded to dead when Huzlers.com reported Sharkeisha had passed away after a fatal drive-by shooting. “Sharkeisha Thompson was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at a Fifth Ward hospital early Friday at about 3:30 am,” the site wrote. Huzlers.com, however, is apparently a comedy site.
The Hollywood Gossip noted the picture was not of Sharkeisha, but instead was of Karen Brim, 42, who once appeared in a New York Post article.
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