Pawn Stars' Chumlee Death Hoax: History Channel Star Debunks Rumors Via Twitter

Celebrity News Mar. 14, 2014 AT 12:30PM
Chumlee from Pawn Stars Pawn Stars' Chumlee (Austin Russell) took to Twitter on Wednesday, March 12 to debunk death hoax rumors Credit: History Channel

Pawn Stars' Chumlee is doing just fine, despite an earlier report that the History Channel reality star had actually passed away. Chumlee (real name: Austin Russell) debunked rumors of a death hoax via Twitter on Wednesday, March 12.

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"May we live long, Rich forever," the 31-year-old wrote. His costar, Rick Harrison, also set the record straight.

".@chumlee_ is ALIVE & WELL! He is 101 lbs down & in the best health of his life! Thanks for your concern! He is filming today at GS Pawn," Harrison, 48, wrote. "Breaking news: CHUMLEE IS ALIVE & WELL! He is actually filming today but we all really appreciate everyone's concern!"

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Chumlee's death hoax quickly spread via social media earlier this week when tabloid site ebuzzd reported he had died from a heart attack due to his recent weight loss. Last month, the site also published a death hoax about actress Betty White, 92.

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Chumlee has appeared in Pawn Stars since its debut in 2009. The series is currently in its eleventh season.

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