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Katie Hopkins blasts Bob Crow on Twitter minutes after death announced

Controversial TV personality Katie Hopkins has come under fire after she blasted union boss Bob Crow on Twitter.

Hopkins took to the social media site to post a series of tweets after the RMT union boss' death was announced earlier this morning.

It is believed the 52-year-old died of a heart attack.

Hopkins also used Crow's death to promote her appearance at the Big Debt Debate on Monday, March 17.

She tweeted: "There was a man called Bob Crow. *limerick to follow, after appropriate amount of time for national outpouring of union grief*"

She added: "Bob Crow: 'Thatcher can rot in hell'. Respect?! Don't make me laugh."

After her initial tweets caused a backlash on Twitter she responded by tweeting: "When I die my detractors will dance or not care. I would expect nothing less. He had no respect for Thatcher. I had no respect for him."

Hopkins even hinted at Crow's death in a tweet promoting her Big Debt Debate appearance, saying: "Super excited about hopping on the underground to the Big Debt Debate on Monday. All lines running smoothly I don't doubt."

She then continued: "One for sorrow, two for joy, three for a letter and one less means a new council house for someone I hope. #BobCrow."

Hopkins is well-known for her controversial comments and ended up in a Twitter battle with singer Lily Allen last month after she criticised the singer's weight.

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