Woman named Taylor dies at concert; Twitter mourns celeb Taylors


Wait, the world doesn’t revolve around celebrities? Are you sure?

19 year old, @taylorrr201, died today at Warped Tour. Prayers going out to her family and friends. #RIPTaylor #WarpedTour

— Al Rising (@xARISEx) July 16, 2012

On Sunday, a woman died at a Warped Tour concert in Ontario. Although no official information has been released, Twitter users reported that the woman was 19-year-old Taylor Nesseth and #RIPTaylor began trending.

#RIPTaylor, the girl who died today at Warped during Chelsea Grin's set.

— Aaron (@BloodGrin946) July 16, 2012

Naturally, Twitterers assumed that their favorite celebrity Taylors were dead.



#RIPtaylor, Taylor Swift dead?

— Christoff Swanepoel (@christoffs) July 16, 2012

Nope, it wasn’t Taylor Swift.

OMG !! i thought it was taylor lautner who died in #RIPTaylor !! whew !! but its @taylorrr201 !! #RIPTaylor :'( this was incredibly sad !!

— TheMaryGracePerez (@HiddenAphrodite) July 16, 2012

Sigh. Not Taylor Lautner either.

The presumably older, but not necessarily wiser crowd also misinterpreted the #RIPTaylor hashtag.

Oh no, did rip taylor die? #riptaylor

— stefan (@boring_as_heck) July 16, 2012

I thought #RIPTaylor meant Rip Taylor died and people were getting clever with it… turns out it's another nobody no one's ever heard of.

— Jay of the Dead (@JayoftheDead) July 16, 2012

When I saw the hashtag #RIPTaylor appear, I thought Rip Taylor had passed away.

— RICHTER (@IAmRichter) July 16, 2012

Apparently no one assumed it was Taylor Dayne or Taylor Hicks.

As celebrity death rumors swirled, the Twitterverse paid respects to the late Taylor Nesseth.

My thoughts and prayers go out to @taylorrr201 family and loved ones. so incredibly sad 🙁 She passed away today at Warped Tour #riptaylor

— Meghan Camarena (@Strawburry17) July 16, 2012

19 year old, @taylorrr201, died today at Warped Tour. Prayers going out to her family and friends. #RIPTaylor #WarpedTour

— Al Rising (@xARISEx) July 16, 2012


The Warped Tour’s official account tweeted:

With regards to today’s events in Toronto, we will release an official statement on http://t.co/3y6cP3Hc when we have all of the details.

— VansWarpedTour (@VansWarpedTour) July 16, 2012

But the Twitterverse rumor mill is still grinding away.

A teen died at Warped Tour today after a member of deathcore band Chelsea Grin threw a bowling ball into the audience #RIPTaylor

— Löwenäffchen (@Lowenaffchen) July 16, 2012

The band Chelsea Grin killed a girl at Warped Tour by throwing a bowling ball into the crowd.

— Allen Degenerate (@jerkocet) July 16, 2012

please boycott band "Chelsea Grin." they threw a bowling ball into the crowd at Warped and killed someone!!!

— Whilst, (@ABigBagOfKeys) July 16, 2012


Chelsea Grin responded to the rumors:

Our hearts go out to the person who died today. We still don't know everything that happened but it's no time for jokes on our page.

— TH3 GR!N (@ChelseaGrinUT) July 15, 2012

Police say Nesseth’s death was probably due to a medical issue.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/07/16/rip-taylor-woman-named-taylor-dies-during-warped-tour-twitter-mourns-taylor-swift-taylor-lautner-and-rip-taylor/

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