There’s been a rumor floating around that Chumlee from Pawn Stars is dead. The rumor has been discredited by several sources including the reality star himself.
Chumlee, whose real name is Austin Russell, writes on Twitter: “RIP Austin “chumlee” Russell was a great man he will be missed … I am Alive and kicking some times you can’t believe the hype.”
Chumlee posted the message on June 5 but the death hoax is still circulating around the internet. The reality star posted another message on Twitter today in the hopes of convincing the world that he is still alive.
He also posted a Vine video of himself screaming “I’m Alive!”
The Inquisitr reported earlier that the death hoax started on The Internet Chronicle. The website reported that Chumlee was found dead by Big Hoss” Harrison on Tuesday morning. According to the fake report, the reality star died of a marijuana overdose.
Now, I know what you’re saying. You can’t die from a marijuana overdose. The fake story knew that there would be some doubters out there and they offered this explanation: “(Chumlee was) rigged up to 90 vaporizers (filled) with the stickiest and most potent of marijuana available on the market.”
Of course, that story was completely made up.
But, for some reason, if you still think that Chumlee from Pawn Stars is dead, here’s some proof from the reality star himself.
— Austin Russell (@chumlee_) June 7, 2013
I am Alive and kicking some times you can’t believe the hype
— Austin Russell (@chumlee_) June 6, 2013
[Image Via Pawn Stars Wiki]