If you’ve been concerned after seeing the latest rumors of Willie Nelson‘s death circulating the internet, let us put your mind at ease. A source close to the 84-year old country star reports that the singer is alive and well and is “laughing off” the rumors.
On Saturday (May 20), news of Nelson’s death began swirling after a two-year old fake report from MSMBC.com (often confused with the legit site MSNBC.com) resurfaced.
The fake report claimed that Nelson was found unresponsive by his groundskeeper on the front lawn of his Maui home. But, there is absolutely no truth to this absurd claim.
Nelson has been the target of numerous death hoaxes over the years and has learned to take it in stride.
“Willie is so used to being killed off by the internet that he just laughs it off now,” an insider told HollywoodLife.com. “It seems like every other week another death hoax pops up, and he takes it all in stride. His family is more hurt by the rumors, but it’s like water off a duck’s back to Willie. He has a wicked sense of humor, and he’s still very much alive and kicking.”
To prove he has a great sense of humor about it, Nelson released a song titled “Still Not Dead” just one day before his 84th birthday in April. The song is featured on his latest album, God’s Problem Child, and pokes fun at the rumors that he’s been battling for more than 30 years.
“Well I woke up still not dead again today,” Nelson sings. “The internet said I had passed away. But if I died, I wasn’t dead to stay.”
The video released to accompany the song brings more hilarity to the rumors and his love of weed. Check out the knee-slapping video below.
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