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SAN FRANCISCO — If you’re reading this, you’re probably not dead. But Facebook might think you are.

Facebook is notifying users they are dead, according to widespread reports across social media.

Many people are seeing a banner on certain profiles that reads: “We hope people who love Mark will find comfort in the things others share to remember and celebrate his life.”

Not all profiles were affected. But at one point, even Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was declared dead by his own social network.

It’s unclear what’s causing the mass obituaries, but it’s likely a bug in Facebook’s system. The company did not return a request for comment by press time.

Facebook appears to have fixed the issue as of 1:25 p.m. PST.