Just A Few Tweets About Zayn Malik Changing His Twitter Handle That Make It Sound Like He’s Dead

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Zayn Malik is alive. I just thought I should make that clear in case any of you have been looking at recent tweets from Directioners and wondering how and when he died. It's been over a month since Zayn left One Direction, and fans are still sad about it. What prompted this new round of Twitter devastation, however, was the discovery that Zayn has changed his Twitter handle from @zaynmalik1d to simply @zaynmalik. Two little characters, so much angst.

The hashtag #YouWillAlwaysBeZaynMalik1D started trending, as fans expressed their heartbreak over Zayn's absence from the group becoming more and more official. Some tweets were more melodramatic than others, and some of them made it sound like he outright died. If someone with no knowledge of One Direction saw these tweets, they'd probably offer their condolences. Let's look at some examples, shall we?

It's kinda hard to forget him when he's still alive and tweeting and making music. Oh, and did I mention alive?

It's not his last chapter! He has many chapters ahead of him!

The roller coaster that is life is still going because he's alive! Is anyone listening to me?

Are you kidding me?

Okay, I guess you mean life as part of One Direction, but when you throw the word life around with emotional hashtags, it's easy to get confused.

Good news! You can have more memories with him as a living, breathing human!

Okay, this is getting out of hand.

But he can still create more smiles, you guys. You guys? Hello? I give up.

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