Mar 13 2014, 1:08pm CDT | by Ahmed Humayun
It has been confirmed that Chumlee, the popular firgure on the History Channel reality show Pawn Stars, is alive and well. It was the Internet and its rumormill that was determined to spread to the news of his death. Surprisingly, this was not the first time the 31 year old celebrity named Austin Russell had to resort to Twitter to announce that he was up and running and not dead.
Last year Austin Russell was associated with two death hoaxes and one of the rumors claimed that he had died as a result of an overdose of marijuana. An article on eBuzzd, which is a site dedicated towards posting false celebrity death news, also talked about the death hoax. The same website has also posted a death hoax news of Betty White which had already been circulating around the internet. Coming back to Chumlee, many people would have believed him to be dead becasue he does appear to have some sort of a weight problem and this explains the recent death hoax which claimed that the celebrity had died of heart attack. Chumlee has not only himself taken the step to tweet about his death hoax but it also seems unlikely that the celebrity would have such a heart problem because he had announced earlier that we would focus on healthy diets.
“I’m going to the gym six days a week,” Chumlee said in January. “I’m eating right. Well-balanced diet. I drink a juice smoothie every morning. I’m making sure I’m eating my vegetables and staying away from the red meat,”
Ahmed Humayun is a technology journalist bringing you the hottest tech stories of the day.
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