Macaulay Culkin is NOT dead, despite a new fake report claiming that he was found dead in his Manhattan apartment.
The supposed ‘breaking news’ first appeared on an MSNBC impostor website called MSNBC.website with the headline ‘Macaulay Culkin Found Dead at Age 34’ and a screenshot of the story have been shared hundreds of thousands of times on Facebook and Twitter.
The fake report claims:
Sources are reporting that Macaulay Culkin, best known for his role as Kevin McCallister in Home Alone and sequel Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, has been found dead at the age of 34.
Multiple unconfirmed reports say Culkin was found dead Friday afternoon in his Manhattan apartment 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.
“The apartment was exceptionally clean and we found no signs of abuse or foul-play so we are depending on the coroner to make a final ruling of what happened here today,” said Det. James Patterson, of the Manhattan Police Department.
Born August 26, 1980, Culkin began acting at the tender age of four. At the height of his fame, he was regarded as the most successful child actor since Shirley Temple.
This story is still developing. More details will be made available once they emerge.
This is not the first time Culkin has been declared dead by online hoaxes this year. In April, a Facebook page carried a fake story about his death and urged readers to show their ‘sympathy and condolences’ by ‘commenting on and liking’ the page.