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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 05: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a press conference prior to Super Bowl 50 at the Moscone Center West on February 5, 2016 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

NEW YORK — It appears the NFL’s Twitter account was compromised Tuesday by a hacker who announced, falsely, to the world that the football league’s commissioner had died.

“We regret to inform our fans that our commissioner, Roger Goodell, has passed away,” a tweet from the NFL’s verified account. “He was 57. #RIP”

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That message was up for about 4 minutes before it was deleted.

Then the hacker responded, through the agency’s account.

“Oi, I said Roger Goodell has died. Don’t delete that tweet,” the second message read.

It was followed shortly after by a third tweet.

“OK, OK, you amateur detectives win. Good job,” the message read.

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But Goodell is far from dead, according to an NFL spokesman.

“The @nfl Twitter account was hacked,” Brian McCarthy wrote. “@nflcommish is alive and well.”