After rumors Macaulay Culkin was dead spread over the weekend, the Home Alone star had to take to social media to prove he is alive.
A fake Facebook memorial page, which claimed that one of the most famous former child actors had died, was set up on November 6:
“At about 11am ET on Friday (November 7, 2014), our beloved actor Macaulay Culkin passed away. Macaulay Culkin was born on August 26, 1980 in New York. He will be missed but not forgotten. Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page.”
Although the page was quickly taken down, many fans believed the hoax was true. Culkin’s representatives released a statement over the weekend to confirm the star was pretty much alive.
“He joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. He’s still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the internet.”
Culkin, who plays in a band called the Pizza Underground, addressed the rumors in a different way.
A photograph posted on the band’s Instagram shows Culkin holding a bottle of soft drink, captioned “We’re on tour you silly people”.
The band posted several images of Culkin to remind the public that the actor is well and playing in a Velvet Underground parody band.
One of the great things you can do when you’re alive is stop for lunch in Breaux Bridge, LA pic.twitter.com/SpTLHBEuQu
— pizza underground (@cheesedayz) November 8, 2014
HE’S SO ADORABLE! 🙂 | #macaulayculkin #smile #adorable | A photo posted by ⓜⓐⓒ > ⓨⓞⓤ (@macaulay.culkin) on