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US Senator Orrin Hatch would like to you know he is still alive, despite what Google says

He is not really dead.

By Nicky Woolf

Rumours of Orrin Hatch’s death have been exaggerated. On Tuesday evening, it transpired that Google was telling searchers that Orrin Hatch, the retiring senior senator from Utah and one of the giants of the US Senate, had died.

You might remember Hatch, who is 84 and a veteran Republican, as the senator who went viral recently for a video in which he was seen in a Senate hearing removing a pair of glasses that he was not, in fact, wearing:

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Despite this forgetfulness, Senator Hatch is still in fact very much alive, and his social media operators spent a heady afternoon proving that point to the internet.

“Google, we might need to talk,” Hatch’s official account tweeted:

Then followed a joyous thread of pictures of the senator doing very alive things. Here he is reading a newspaper:

Here he is doing serious Senator stuff:

Here he is doing serious media stuff:

Here he is doing serious diplomacy:

Here he is doing serious judicial review stuff:

Here he is celebrating his recent birthday the serious way: with bacon:

And, just so we’re clear, here he is reading the newspaper this morning, again, definitely alive:

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