Macaulay Culkin isn’t dead. Rumors of the Home Alone star’s death circulated the internet starting on Thursday, but aside from being the victim of a death hoax, the 34-year-old former child actor is just fine.
The Hollywood Reporter says this is the second time in under a year that Culkin has been the victim of a death hoax. It was in April of 2014 that a similar rumor made its rounds, inciting both fear and sadness in the hearts of his fans. His rep confirmed to the publication that he is alive and well.
Word of Macaulay Culkin’s alleged passing quickly made its way through social media streams, with Twitter users assuming the rumor was true and posting numerous messages of condolence.
Macaulay Culkin Victim of Another Online Death Hoax http://t.co/ciwbOIHYub
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) November 8, 2014
Since pretty much giving up acting, Macaulay Culkin has turned his sights to music instead. His band, Pizza Underground, didn’t get off to a great start. They were booed off the stage during a set at the Dot to Dot Festival in Nottingham, England just this past May. The band, which does comic renditions of the classic Velvet Underground’s tunes, is known for its shtick, but apparently that didn’t go over too well at the festival. They are scheduled to perform Saturday night, November 9th, at the Belmont in Austin Texas as part of the Fun Fun Fun Fest.
Fortunately for all, Macaulay Culkin is alive and completely able to carry out his musical responsibilities. Hopefully in light of surviving this latest death hoax, he survives on stage long enough to garner a few rounds of applause.