Macaulay Culkin is not dead, despite another fast-spreading Internet hoax indicating the Home Alone star's demise ... for the second time this year alone.
The troubled and sometimes reclusive actor, 34, who at one point was reportedly in the throes of heroin addiction and appeared gaunt, is alive and well.
According to the latest Macaulay Culkin death hoax, he was found dead in his Manhattan apartment. Facebook and Twitter users quickly bought in.
With fans linking to a story on something called MSNBC (dot) website (dot) com - obviously not the real NBC, MSN or MSNBC - the story went viral.
According to the unconfirmed and unsubstantiated reports, Culkin was found dead after police responded to a wellness check requested by a family member:
"At least one occupant of the Manhattan apartment confirmed the apartment belongs to Culkin but police have not confirmed the man’s identity at this time."
Det. James Patterson, allegedly of the Manhattan Police Department, said: