New York (Reuters): Sony Music Entertainment’s Twitter account was hacked on Monday, publishing fake statements that pop music icon Britney Spears had died.

Sony Music , a unit of Sony Corp., said in a short statement that its social media account was “compromised” but that the situation “has been rectified.” The company said it “apologizes to Britney Spears and her fans for any confusion.”

A Sony spokesperson refused to comment further while their Twitter representative did not return emails seeking comment.

The 35-year-old international superstar and Grammy Award winner is “is fine and well,” Spears’ manager Adam Leber told CNN.

The fake tweets have since been removed. In some tweets , the group OurMine took responsibility, Billboard reported.

The Twitter account of folk music icon Bob Dylan may also have been subjected to a hoax, Billboard reported, when it sent out a now-deleted tweet.