A Facebook glitch made it look like some users had died

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Some Facebook users had a bit of a shock when they checked their profiles, which seemed to suggest that they had passed away. A slightly awkward glitch in the social media site's systems, that's for sure.

The message seen on some profiles referred to the process for "memorialising" the page of someone who has died. The posts said Facebook hoped the users' loved ones would find comfort in seeing posts that others had shared about them.

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The most awkward part? Even Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's personal page had the death notice. Whoops.

Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the problem, although it appears that the glitch was fixed quickly.

Many people thought it was a pretty weird way to find out they had "passed away".

Others were just happy that Facebook had confirmed that they were indeed still alive.

And for many, it just summed up the kind of 2016 we've been having.