An account located in Clark County, Nevada, tweeted “Whitney Houston found dead in Beverly Hills hotel” almost a half hour before the Associated Press released their report. The user in question, @chilemasgrande a.k.a. Big Chorizo, has not yet been reached for comment.
The breaking tweet:
Big Chorizo's tweet was sent to its then-14 followers at 7:30 p.m. EST. At 7:57 p.m. EST, the AP tweeted the news (and without initial mention of the hotel). As of this writing (Sunday 12:55 p.m. EST), @ChilemasGrande now has 34 followers.
27 minutes later: