OMG! This is so sad!
The couple told us in a statement:
[Image via WENN.]
Chumlee's alive! We're so thankful he hasn't gone off to the great pawnshop in the sky.
Pawn Stars' Chumlee (Austin Russell) was the victim of a death hoax as there was a report that he had died, but he managed to disprove his premature departure on Twitter:
May we live long, Rich forever.
— Austin Russell (@chumlee_) March 12, 2014
Of course, Austin is quoting Rick Ross' Bound 2 Freestyle and likewise we're bound 2 believe he's alive from this tweet!
In addition, Austin's co-star Rick Harrison confirmed that Chumlee did not meet his maker (or try to bargain down his cost with the maker):
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
Glad to hear that Chumlee is still alive and well! We're so proud of all the weight loss he's accomplished recently, too!