Marilyn Manson has received RIP tributes after people confused him for late cult leader Charles Manson.

Charles Manson, the notorious leader of the murderous Manson Family, died of natural causes overnight in prison at the age of 83.

But some took to Twitter to mistakenly pay tribute to Marilyn Manson, the shock-rocker whose name was derived from Charles Manson.

Others appeared to be from trolls pretending to confuse the two.

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One later said he posted the tribute deliberately in an attempt to be "the dumbest person online".

Just to be clear, Marilyn Manson is alive and well - and even posted this tribute to Charles Manson following his death.