Twitter index: Tweeps mourn deaths of Muhammad Ali's trainer, Wislawa Szymborska, Don Cornelius

Tweeps mourn the death of TV personality and 'Soul Train' creator Don Cornelius

American boxing trainer Angelo Dundee -- famous for training boxing champions Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Leonard -- has died aged 90.

Tributes are pouring out on the social network for the man “who guided the career of Muhammad Ali” and “inspired us all.”

Australian actor Russell Crowe (who was trained by Dundee before and during the filming of Cinderella Man) tweeted “RIP Angelo Dundee. My life is so much richer for having known him. He had the biggest heart of any man I ever knew. God love you Angelo.”

Tweeps are lamenting the death of Polish poet and Nobel Prize recipient “Wislawa Szymborska” with heartfelt quotes and paying tribute to Soul Train creator “Don Cornelius,” who died on February 1.

Valentine’s Day gifts microbloggers wouldn't like to receive are also a subject of discussion Thursday. At the top of Tweeps’ lists are “those nasty heart candies with stupid little word phrases on them,” “Last Year's Halloween Chocolates,” a “card with someone else's name scratched out” and “something from the 99cent store and a ‘Its the thought that counts speech’."

Lady Gaga fans are outraged over a trend that suggested “#GagasCareerDiedWithJamey.” “Jamey is a 14 year old teen who committed suicide because of bullying about his sexuality,” explains one Twitter user as Lady Gaga fans proclaim that “#GagasCareerWillNeverDie.”

Heavy snowfalls in Turkey have helped the Turkish phrase “izmirdekar” (roughly translated to “simply great snow”) trend in second place. “Page 33 of 366” is in fifth place and “Happy Monthsary JAEVON” is in seventh place.

The top 10 most talked about topics on Twitter on February 2 at 7:30 AM GMT are:

  1. #ratchetvalentinegifts (new)

  2. #izmirdekar (new)

  3. #GaGasCareerWillNeverDie (new)

  4. Wislawa Szymborska (new)

  5. Page 33 of 366 (new)

  6. Angelo Dundee (new)

  7. Happy Monthsary JAEVON (new)

  8. Jamey (new)

  9. Don Cornelius (new)

  10. Soul Train (new)

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