Macaulay Culkin 'Weekend At Bernies' Parody: Former Child Star Mocks Death Rumors

When Macaulay Culkin was reported to be dead earlier this week, it was quickly shown to be untrue. Like so many celebrities, Culkin was another victim of a death hoax. Now, though, the stories have caught up with the former child star, and Macaulay, posting on the official Twitter account for his band, is now joking with fans, sharing photos of himself pretending to be dead, and calling those who fell for it silly.

Macaulay Culkin is a member of the Pizza Underground, a band that parodies Velvet Underground songs with pizza-inspired lyrics. (Culkin plays the kazoo and percussion instruments, as well as providing vocals. The other instruments include a glockenspiel and pizza boxes -- the latter being used in place of drums.) Culkin is currently on tour with the band, as he explained in a Twitter post Saturday afternoon.

Macaulay didn't stop with that though -- the mockery of the death rumors went on. He posted further photos of himself being alive, and doing "great things you can do when you're alive" -- such as making a stop with the band in L.A. for lunch.

Macaulay Culkin finished off his string of death hoax jokes early Sunday morning by reenacting a scene from Weekend At Bernies, the 1989 comedy about a couple of guys who pretend their boss isn't dead so they can enjoy a weekend at his fancy home.

Unlike Bernie, though, Macaulay Culkin isn't just pretending to be alive to get through the tour. The rumor, according to Mashable, was started by a Facebook page purporting to memorialize the well-loved star.

Some jokes circulating social media have suggested that while Culkin isn't dead, his career is. As far as that goes, Culkin says he's let it go willingly.

"I haven't pursued an acting job in years and years and years. My friend calls me a 'man of leisure.' I read, I paint, I write. Occasionally I'll sing in a pizza band. And then I'll go off to Paris for three months. I'm living the dream."

While Macaulay Culkin has not been in any movies in some time, a video of him eating pizza in a short that was devised as a tribute to Andy Warhol got enough attention alst year for it to be credited on the actor's IMDb page.

Macaulay Culkin's response to rumors of his own death might be the best since the iconic "The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated," attributed to Mark Twain.

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