Macaulay Culkin Is Not Dead, Responds to Death Hoax With Parody of '80s Movie—See the Pic!

Well played.

By Corinne Heller Nov 09, 2014 8:35 PMTags
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Well played, Macaulay Culkin.

The 34-year-old actor and musician, and one of the most famous child stars in the world, recently became latest target of a celebrity death hoax. Again. So he responded appropriately.

Culkin, known for roles in the first two Home Alone movies, My Girl and Uncle Buck, took to Instagram to debunk the reports and quells people's fears. And what better way to do that than to pay tribute to an epic '80s dark comedy?

Late on Saturday, a photo of the 34-year-old actor parodying a scene from the 1989 movie Weekend at Bernie's was posted on the page of The Pizza Underground, his Velvet Underground tribute group.

"Weekend at bernies with @anchovywarhol #greenroom," the post read.

Weekend at Bernies, a cult classic, stars Brat Pack member Andrew McCarthy and Jonathan Silverman as two insurance company workers who discover their boss, Bernie, is dead. They then shuffle his body around like a puppet in a bid to make people believe he's alive.

"We're on tour you silly people," Culkin added alongside another pic.

The Pizza Underground began a tour on Oct. 17 in Brooklyn, New York and the group has concerts scheduled in various cities and towns across the United States through Dec. 6.

The band performed at Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, Texas on Saturday.

"Macauley's first words: 'I'm alive!'" one of the attendees, Jen Clapp, said in a Twitter post that The Pizza Underground retweeted.

Culkin was also the target of a death hoax in April.

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He joins the likes of other celebrities who responded to their own death hoaxes in creative ways on social media.

In 2011, Jon Bon Jovi was the subject of one and posted a picture on his Facebook page showing himself holding a sign showing the date and time and the words, "Heaven looks a lot like New Jersey."

In 2012, country star Reba McEntire took to WhoSay to debunk a death hoax.

"There is a rumor going around that I died after falling off a mountain in Austria yesterday while shooting a movie," she said. "While I would love to be shooting a movie in Austria, I definitely did not fall off a mountain! Nor am I dead! I am alive and kicking!!!"

Bill Cosby has been the target of a death hoax at least five times.

"About Bill Cosby being dead. Stop it! Stop it!" read a 2012 post on his website.