Pawn Stars Chumlee dead - this is the main headline of many entertainment sites recently. But they also updated their news reports today when it was found out that the 'Pawn Stars' TV personality is still alive and kicking. In fact, Chumlee claims that he is at his healthiest right now after the dramatic weight loss he achieved through religious dieting and hard work.
KansasCity.com is one of the sites that reported about the circulating "Pawn Stars Chumlee dead" Facebook post that quickly received a lot of attention online.
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The post claims that Austin "Chumlee" Russell of the hit History channel TV show "Pawn Stars" has unfortunately passed away.
The HollywoodGossip.com later clarified that the death hoax claiming that 'Pawn Stars' Chumlee was found dead at 31 originated from EBuzzd, and it landed on other social media sites when fans decided to share the shocking news.
Almost immediately, many echoed their condolences and sympathy to the friends and family of Chumlee on social media.
Because of this, the TV personality was also shocked to find out that he allegedly passed away of an apparent heart attack.
Thus, he tweeted on Wednesday, "May we live long, Rich forever," hinting to fans that he is still breathing.
Meanwhile, Rick Harrison, Chumlee's boss at the family-run Gold & Silver Pawn Ship in Las Vegas, also found out about the "Pawn Stars Chumlee dead" hoax and he quickly to it to Twitter to denounce the fraudulent report.
"Breaking news: CHUMLEE IS ALIVE & WELL! He is actually filming today but we all really appreciate everyone's concern!" Harrison tweeted. He even noted that Chumlee is at his healthiest state now that he has lost 101 pounds.
Just this January, Austin Russell revealed to Las Vegas Review-Journal that he had lost 75 pounds back then. He even added that he was going to the gym "six days a week."
Moreover, Chumlee also revealed then that his inspiration for his weight loss was his father, who passed away at the age of 54 due to cancer.
On the other hand, it can be noted that way back in May 2013, there was also a circulating hoax, claiming that 'Pawn Stars' Chumlee died because of marijuana overdose.
The celebrity death hoax even had an alleged statement from Dr. Angstrom H. Troubador, who was believed to be the attending physician of the TV star before he passed away.
"The only possible way he could have died from a marijuana overdose without first clogging his lungs with soot is through the use of vaporizers. Reportedly, Chumlee had rigged up to 90 vaporizers into one tube and had a team of groupies constantly loading them up with the stickiest and most potent of marijuana available on the market," Troubador reportedly said.
The 2013 hoax was published by the Internet Chronicle, the same notorious website that faked a report saying Chumlee was arrested back then for his possession of seven pounds of marijuana.
So there you have it. Chumlee didn't die of a heart attack or marijuana overdose. He remains alive and well to this date.