Deryck Whibley Dead? Not Likely

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Another day, another celebrity is dead.  Or not.  Is this a new trend?  Because really, it’s not a cool one, and I’m quite sure the family members of all of these so-called “dead” celebrities are probably a little fed up with it all.

Whibley insists he’s “alive and well,” which is a great thing to insist, especially if it’s true!

From Contactmusic.com:

Rumours claiming the Sum 41 star had been found dead began circulating after messages appeared on social networking site Twitter.com.

It read, “Friends of DC music in Las Vegas have confirmed, to much much sorrow throughout our city that Deryck Whibley, who played so many early shows in DC’s punk scene, has died today.

“He was found at 10.45am by his girlfriend Hanna Beth Merjos. Details to come, we are all still reeling.”

But Whibley’s representative has slammed the rumours, stating Whibley is “very much alive and well”.

Blogger Andrew Bucket confirmed he made up the story to discover how quickly a rumour could circulate online.

Great rumor to start, really, no, awesome.  I’m sure Deryck’s family appreciates it.

What’s really true?  Is Deryck and wife Avril Lavigne have split and have confirmed that they are indeed divorcing.  They have not publicly said what exactly caused them to breakup, but some sources say it was because Deryck wanted to start a family but Avril was not quite ready.  Either way, they seemed like a great couple and it’s sad they couldn’t work it out.

Glad Deryck is alive and well!

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