Axl Rose Finds Humor in Death Hoax: ‘If I’m Dead Do I Still Have To Pay Taxes?’

By Shannon Carlin

Axl Rose would like you to know, he’s alive and well and getting a good laugh at some recent headline-grabbing news pertaining to him reportedly being dead.

Yesterday (Dec. 4), a fake MSNBC report, designed to look like a real MSNBC report, made the rounds with the headline, “Sources: Guns N’ Roses Frontman Axl Rose Found Dead in West Hollywood Home at Age 52.”

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The story read, “Unconfirmed reports say Rose was found dead Tuesday late afternoon in his West Hollywood home after police were called around 3:30 pm for a welfare check.”

But, the Guns N’ Roses frontman was doing just fine so he quickly let his many fans know, even having a little fun with his 862,000 Twitter followers, tweeting, “if I’m dead do I still have to pay taxes?”

It’s a good question for all the other supposedly dead celebrities.

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