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Mark McGrath Is Alive and Well

Mark McGrath Is Alive and Well

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Mark McGrath has become the latest celebrity to be ‘killed off’ in an online death hoax.

The rocker fell victim to sick pranksters on Thursday morning, when a bizarre press release began circulating on social media, alleging the singer had been fatally shot on the set of a pop culture spoof show for Adult Swim.

The note read: “McGrath was on set filming the second season of entertainment show Hot Package when he was confronted by a masked gunman and shot several times.”

The fake statement went on to claim the star “died in the arms of his co-host Derrick Beckles on the Hollywood set of the show” and suggested fans should honor his memory by sharing photos of themselves online holding up packets of sugar over their hearts.

Fans caught on to the prank when they read about the silly tribute suggestion.

Representatives for Adult Swim insist the singer is not involved in any upcoming projects and McGrath has since responded to the false death reports himself.

Taking to Twitter, he writes, “Final word on the death hoax thing, I knew nothing about it and found out the same time you did…sorry about any confusion”.

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Jasmine Alyce Jasmine is the Associate Editor/Reporter for FanBolt. She’s been obsessed with pop culture and entertainment news since the olden days of MTV’s ‘TRL’ and graduated in 2009 with her BA in Journalism. She’s a huge horror and sci-fi/fantasy fan and her favorite shows include: American Horror Story, Game of Thrones, Pretty Little Liars, Doctor Who, Bates Motel, Once Upon A Time and Scandal, to name a few.

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