Macaulay Culkin DEAD: The internet killed off Macaulay Culkin at the weekend.
Fans took to social media to lament the "fatal cost of fame" as rumours began circulating about the Home Alone actor.
The reports had such a wide reach, it took a picture of him pretending to be dead to confirm he was alive.
He posted a photo on Twitter and Instagram, staging a scene from 1989 film Weekend at Bernies, where two workers try and cover up the death of their boss by pretending he is alive.
The 34-year-old posed, apparently lifeless in his bandmate's arms.
Macaulay Culkin's currently on tour with Pizza Underground - the band perform pizza-themed parodies of tunes by 60s and 70s American rock band The Velvet Underground.
He later tweeted from their account: "We're on tour you silly people."
Macaulay followed up with another post writing: "One of the great things you can do when you're alive is stop for lunch in Breaux Bridge, LA."
The band continued the joke on stage later, tweeting a picture of Culkin slumped in front of the microphone.
Macaulay Culkin fans got rather excited earlier this year when he was pictured wearing a T-shirt of Ryan Gosling wearing a T-shirt of Macaulay Culkin. The incident was dubbed #shirtception after the sci-fi film Inception.