Pawnstars Chumlee Dead-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
Social media is abuzz with the news that Pawnstars Chumlee is dead after an apparent heart attack.
“Austin ‘Chumlee’ Russell, our favorite dude on the History channel hit TV show ‘Pawn Stars,’ is actually alive and well, he wants everyone to know.” This according to a March 13, 2014 article in the Kansas City Star.
The source for this whopper originated from a prankster site called eBuzzd, whose about page said,” eBuzzd is not a site about hoaxes, rather the eBuzzd site is itself a hoax.”
This is not the first time Russell has been spoofed. In May 2014 a rumor went viral that alleged Chumlee had died from a marijuana overdose.