Saudi social media is exploding with rumors that Ayatollah Khamenei has died.
Jurnal Muslim reported (translated):
Users of social networking over the past few hours today has been implicated in the spread news of the death of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. Through وفاة_علي_خامنئي # Hashtaq Arabic tweets about the news tops the local Twitter trends Saudi Arabia more than 14 thousand tweets.
Absolutely no loss https://t.co/ejCJfXjItE
— Robbie Broatch (@broatch) June 26, 2016
Khamenei was hospitalized last year and was rumored to have cancer.
More from Rinjani (translated):
People who spread the news of the death of news sources linking to the Russian news agency Sputnik, and some of them leaned his message to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).
Sources said that Iran is still hiding the obituary to Khamenei’s successor is appointed. But the news is not found after searching from both a reference source and also Iran’s official institutions, making the news was probably just a rumor. Al-Jadeed TV estimates, these rumors are part of a media war between Arabia on one side and Iran on the other.
More… Someone already updated Wikipedia to list the Ayatollah is dead.
A similar rumor spread like wildfire last year.
UPDATE: NOT DEAD – Khamenei reportedly condemned the Sunni leadership in Bahrain on Saturday.