Reports of These Celeb Deaths Have Been Greatly Exaggerated
Fans were asked to take selfies of themselves holding a sugar packet over their hearts when reports first surfaced Feb. 25 that the Sugar Ray frontman had been fatally shot by a masked gunman on the set of the Adult Swim's Hot Package. PEOPLE confirmed the singer and TV personality was alive and well … and presumably planning on watching the show's premiere on Friday. "I knew nothing about it and found out the same way you did … sorry about any confusion," he later wrote.
When the Internet buzzed with rumors he had died, Culkin put the chatter to rest in the best way he saw fit: on Instagram. Culkin, who was touring with his band The Pizza Underground when the report swirled in November 2014, paid homage to 1989 cult comedy Weekend at Bernie's by playing dead in his bandmate's arms.
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Tatum, you're not the only one: Moretz effectively shut down September 2013 rumors she had died in a separate snowboarding accident in Switzerland. She took to Twitter, "I've had my loved ones calling crying to check and see if I'm alive. Don't make this up. It's not real. I am fully alive and here. You're sick."
Crowe had some choice words for the people who published the 2010 report he had fallen from a mountain in Austria and died. "Unable to answer tweets fell off a mountain in Austria, all over red rover," he Tweeted shortly after the report surfaced. "Don't know how i got there, but the media are never wrong. G'Bye."
in May 2011, it was reported that The Rock had died while filming a movie in New Zealand, where he allegedly fell to his death off the Kauri Cliffs. We're sure whoever spread the hoax was very, very sorry: "I would love to meet the person who is starting rumors of my death – to show them how a dead foot feels up their ass," he Tweeted.
"Like Mark Twain, I keep reading that I have died," he shared on Facebook in October 2012. "I hope those stories are not true... But if they are, I'm happy to report that my afterlife seems identical to my life when I was alive. I did go to Las Vegas to begin work on the film Last Vegas. That is anything but a death sentence."