Holly Scally and Niall Horan
The ex-girlfriend of One Direction’s Niall Horan has said that he should be “ashamed” of his fans, after they started a rumor that she had died.

Westmeath native Holly Scally hit back at crazed fans who sent her hate mail and claimed that the blond had died after losing a battle with cancer.

Scally tweeted: “Apparently I'm dead. Aaah. Serious all you f****** one Direction fans need to f*** off and make up rumours about someone else!

"I'm not dead or pregnant! Bye now."

The Evening Herald reports that the disturbing rumor started when someone posted online:
"Guys, I had some really bad news, Niall's ex-girlfriend has passed away due to cancer.
"In respect, I will be posting a picture soon of both of them."

Just an hour later a thread entitled RIPHollyScally was trending on a social networking site.

Last night Scally wrote to Horan directly and said "You have some f****** crazy fans! Some [of] which you should be ashamed of tbh [to be honest]. Bit mad."

The teenagers split before Horan shot to stardom with One Direction.

Referring to their break up, Holly said on Twitter: "Can't remember [why we split up], was two years ago.

"Just didn't [work out] tbh. Better as friends".