We always reach for the stars.
“This is to confirm that Patrick Swayze did not pass away this morning, contrary to severely reckless reports stemming from a radio station in Jacksonville, Fla.,” his publicist, Annett Wolf, says in a statement to E! News.
“Patrick is alive, well and is enjoying his life, and he continues to respond to treatment.”
The 56-year-old Beast star has been dogged by rumors of failing health since he made public his diagnosis last year.
The latest rumor came this morning, when his premature death was reportedly announced on air during a radio news segment on KISS FM.
Adding to the confusion of the report is the fact that two Jacksonville-area radio stations bear those call letters, though neither is eager to take credit for the report.