'Pawn Stars' star Chumlee denies rumors of his death
UPI News Service, 03/13/2014
"Pawn Stars" star Chumlee has taken to social media to prove that he is, in fact, not dead.
Chumlee, born Austin Russell, fell victim to a death hoax earlier this week when rumors began to circulate that he had died from a heart attack.
"May we live long, Rich forever," the reality star tweeted amid a sea of condolences on social media.
Russell's co-star and boss Rick Harrison also debunked the rumors on Twitter.
Breaking news: CHUMLEE IS ALIVE & WELL! He is actually filming today but we all really appreciate everyone's concern!" Rick Harrison (@GoldSilverPawn) March 12, 2014
"Pawn Stars" airs on the History channel and follows the daily operations of the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas.
The shop is family-owned, and Russell is the childhood friend of Corey Harrison, owner Rick Harrison's son.
You can see Chumlee alive and well on "Pawn Stars" at 9 p.m. ET on Thursdays.
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