Tony Hawk is very much alive, despite what you might have seen on Twitter this past Thursday morning. If you’re unaware, the social media platform may have tried to kill off the Birdman with media outlets such as TMZ and Fox News also joining in on the grief, and for a few hours, the fabricated news was the No. 1 trending topic. Unfortunately, given the recent deaths of several high-profile celebrities, many people were left wondering if the news was true or not. Well good news is, the iconic skateboarder is alive and well, as Hawk himself took to Twitter to confirm. Check out the tweets below:
I’m still alive, just older (& wiser…?). But still breathing, riding my skateboard & raising kids.
F off 2016; you won’t be taking me too.
— Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) December 29, 2016
BREAKING : Famous Skateboarder Tony Hawk has been found dead in his house due to an opiate overdose
— Fox News (@FOX5LlVE) December 29, 2016
bro deadass I was about to cry when I saw Tony Hawk trending thank god that mf alive and well — andrew???? (@ndrurvs) December 29, 2016
Tony Hawk is alive, well, and still doing 900s. pic.twitter.com/tx9dhm82ge
— Craig R. Brittain (@CraigRBrittain) December 29, 2016
If anything happened to Tony Hawk I would have to dust off the old PS2 and bang out Tony Hawk: Underground. For the culture — Tonte (@TalkWithTonte) December 29, 2016
Saw ‘Tony Hawk’ trending and I thought he was dead. That’s how 2016 has been treating us and I’m traumatised. Thankfully it’s just a hoax
— a hug in a mug (@cuddlytea) December 29, 2016
I saw tony hawk was trending and I almost told 2016 to take me too — h a i l z (@haliemo_) December 29, 2016
My reaction when I see people spreading fake news about Tony Hawk’s death. pic.twitter.com/HnzK3IDd1M
— Joe Negan (@mynameisNegan) December 29, 2016
RIP Tony Hawk :( — Michael Franzino (@SantinoFranzino) December 29, 2016