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Using Bacon Pics, Orrin Hatch Proves He Didn't Die

His Google bio erroneously declared Utah senator deceased as of last September
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 24, 2018 1:14 PM CDT
Senator Orrin Hatch seemed pretty alive during talks with Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa on July 3 in Lisbon.   (AP Photo/Armando Franca)

(Newser) – "Hi.. @Google? We might need to talk." That was Orrin Hatch's tweet to the tech site late Monday night after he spotted an error in his bio that popped up in a Google search, and it was a pretty big one. According to Google, the 84-year-old Utah senator was said to have died on Sept. 11 of last year, a fact that he vehemently, and understandably, denies. Apparently, the Google fact boxes pull their data from multiple online sources, meaning no one purposely marked Hatch "deceased," Fox News notes.

Hatch's tongue-in-cheek efforts to show he still dwells among the living include several "proof of life" tweets showing him over the past several months signing bills, hobnobbing with Angela Merkel, hugging Smokey Robinson, and indulging in bacon for his birthday in March. Tuesday morning, his office posted a pic of him reading the paper, with the comment, "Catching up on the news this morning, grateful to be alive." (Read more Orrin Hatch stories.)

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