Online conjecture that US actor Jack Black had died was a work of a hacker who posted messages on his stone band’s central Twitter account.
Fans voiced dismay after a summary on Tenacious D’s Twitter page claimed Black had died during a age of 46.
Subsequent messages, however, seemed to advise a group’s comment had been hacked.
This was after reliable by Tenacious D themselves, who called a hacking a “sick ‘prank'”.
“WE had a Twitter comment hacked,” the rope tweeted on Sunday afternoon. “We can assure we that Jack is ALIVE and WELL.”
John Konesky, a guitar actor with Tenacious D, also confirmed a tweets were a outcome of hacking.
Neither Black not his band’s US and UK member have done a statement, though fans had been discerning to balderdash a purported claims.
One Twitter user pronounced Black was on a craft headed to Los Angeles following his coming with bandmate Kyle Glass during dual song festivals in Germany.
It is not a initial time Black, whose films embody a Kung Fu Panda trilogy and School of Rock, has been a plant of an online hoax.
One in 2012 claimed he had depressed off a precipice in New Zealand, while another in 2014 purported he had died after a stroke.