It just wouldn’t be a casual day on the web without any strange prank taking place.
The Internet was once again filled with rumors of the ‘Home Alone’ star’s death this weekend, which fortunately turned out to be false. And in typical Culkin manney, the actor decided to have a bit of fun with it.
“Pizza Underground, Culkin’s band, which performs pizza-themed parodies of Velvet Underground songs, confirmed in a tweet that the Home Alone star is alive and well,” Mashable reveals. “The band later tweeted a photo of Culkin depicting the dead character, Bernie Lomax, in popular 1989 movie Weekend at Bernie’s.”
“We’re on tour you silly people,” he tweeted adding a smile pic of himself holding a soda.He later posted one more photo of his band Pizza Underground.
“One of the great things you can do when you’re alive is stop for lunch in Breaux Bridge, LA,” he wrote.
Macaulay Culkin becomes a target of Internet hoaxes quite often with fans tending to ‘burry’ him.
Thus, the “Richie Rich” actor was reportedly murdered this April with reports saying that Macaulay Culkin dead due to some unclear reasons was first found as a post in the social media site, Facebook. The rumor of the actor’s death was later on clarified by his representatives.
Many of Culkin’s fans were just devastated with the terrible news. The Facebook page wherein the actor’s passing was posted has eventually gained many likes that even reached up to one million. The said post was quite convincing that many people believed it. According to Media Mass, the post says:
“At about 11 a.m. ET on Sunday (April 20, 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.”
The news claiming that the “Home Alone” star died even prompted many of the actor’s supporters to express their thoughts and prayers. Condolences were already surfacing in the Facebook page that revealed his rumored death. However, there are also many people who doubted the credibility of the post since none of the existing American networks has reported about the said death.
It should be noted that the actor himself likes pranks and never misses a chance to have fun. Thus, earlier he took the whole ironically wear a T-shirt of a pop culture star thing to new levels in his pic, donning one that featured a photo of Ryan Gosling wearing a T-shirt of him in his “Home Alone” days.