No need to softball this one. Macaulay Culkin is definitely not dead.
But, because the Internet is powered by the quantum energy that emanates from otter-pup GIFs, '90s nostalgia quizzes, and slanderous misinformation, a death hoax picked up critical mass this weekend, leading many to believe that Culkin had shuffled off this mortal coil.
This photo from 2 a.m. probably didn't help things, however:
Yet, despite the fact that a simple Google search reveals a slew of reputable news outlets confirming that Culkin is not "dead, dead, deadski," some Twitter users still aren't so sure.