As Diane Sawyer trends on Twitter, many are wondering if the TV broadcast journalist is dead at the age of 77. As TvShowsAce previously reported, journalism trailblazer Barbara Walters passed away at the age of 93 on December 30th.
When news of her death broke, Diane Sawyer started to trend on multiple social media platforms. The trend had many people scratching their heads wondering if they lost another iconic journalist just before the year 2022 came to an end. Was Diane Sawyer also dead? Why was her name trending on Twitter? Keep reading for the details.
Is Diane Sawyer dead at 77?
At the age of 77, fans can rest easy knowing that Diane Sawyer is NOT dead. The journalist is very much alive. It was Barbara Walters and only Barbara Walters that passed away just before the year 2022 came to an end. So, why was Diane Sawyer trending around the same time as Barbara’s death?
Turns out, a very large chunk of Twitter mistakenly started mourning the wrong celebrity. Despite being nearly 20 years younger than Barbara Walters, many people agree that Diane and Barbara look very similar. In paying tribute to Barbara because she passed away, many people started sharing photos of Diane Sawyer instead. This caused other people to share the photos and report it was Diane that was dead and not Barbara.
Not people confusing Diane Sawyer and Barbara Walters and thinking it is Diane that died😭 pic.twitter.com/3ylzoorR51
— TV Fanatic👑⚜️ (@TvKhaleesi) December 31, 2022
The confusion caused Diane Sawyer to trend on Twitter. Not because she was dead, but because a lot of people simply couldn’t tell her and Barbara apart in some of their younger pictures. Realizing what was going on, more tweets about Diane started to pop up as people were amused by the mistake. Some even started to throw other celeb pics into the mix such as a photo of Hillary Clinton and claiming she was Barbara as well.
i was gonna post this in honor of barbara walters but it has come to my attention that this is diane sawyer
— britches and hose (@sicksadchris) December 31, 2022
One individual tweeted: “So let me get this straight….Diane Sawyer is trending because some of y’all have her confused with Thee Barbara Walters???? I can’t.”
Another chimed in: “Not y’all mixing up Barbara Walters and Diane Sawyer.”
“Diane Sawyer and Barbara Walters are TWO DIFFERENT PEOPLE just so you know…….” A third added.
Not people thinking Diane Sawyer and Barbara Walters are the same person. If you didn’t know that they are two different people, you’re too young to be up this late. Go to bed. pic.twitter.com/MPoCzOcue8
— Devyn (@HeyGayDev) December 31, 2022
Did you realize people thought Barbara Walters and Diane Sawyer were the same people? Did you notice Diane Sawyer was trending after confirmation that Barbara was dead broke? Share your thoughts in the comments down below. And, keep coming back for more TV celeb news.
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