Here’s a probably bogus press release claiming Mark McGrath was shot dead by a ‘masked gunman’

UPDATE: Well, Mark McGrath is alive. And tweeting.


Is Mark McGrath the latest victim of the celebrity online death hoax?

Twitter is aflutter this morning with word that the actor, television presenter, and former Sugar Ray singer was shot dead by a “masked gunman” on the set of TV entertainment show Hot Package.

Well played, everyone.

McGrath’s last twitter activity came about 16 hours ago, but it’ll no doubt be updated shortly announcing he’s still alive. In the meantime, cue the “Only his career is dead” jokes, and get that #RIPMarkMcGrath hashtag off your feed and place a sugar packet on your heart.

Here’s the presser, likely written by a Hot Package intern:


Never forget…