Zach Braff Is Alive and, Well, Very Funny

Scrubs star was rumored dead yesterday thanks to an Internet hoax, which he shoots down with a video alongside costar Donald Faison

By Breanne L. Heldman Oct 13, 2009 12:43 PMTags

Zach Braff has gone the way of Jeff Goldblum.

In other words, he's totally not dead.

A nasty rumor floated all over the Internet yesterday that the Scrubs star had offed himself with a bunch of pills. Thankfully, he posted a note on Facebook (which received less "likes" than he would have liked) and a video to clear up the tall tales.

"I'm alive," he says. "I'm here at Scrubs shooting the new Scrubs title sequence which is a little bit like dying, so I guess that was semi-accurate. Also, I would never off myself with pills. If I had to do it, I would do it the way that everyone else would do it—by hitting myself with pots and pans."

The star continues by blasting the blogger who originated the rumor, Chris Laganella, who has since removed the post and replaced it with an apologetic explanation.

But the video gets even better when Braff explains what happened after his costar pal Donald Faison called him frantically.

"I was able to work out with him that if I do ever die, I would like him to sing an R&B version of 'Wind Beneath My Wings' at my funeral," he says.

And then—you guessed it—rehearsals begin and Faison shares his funny, yet fantastic, vocal stylings. Who knew?!


Mel Gibson hanging with a beaver puppet in the Big Picture gallery is pretty funny, too.