"F off 2016; you won't be taking me too."
2016 has claimed the lives of an incredible amount of celebrities including Prince, Phife Dawg, David Bowie, Muhammad Ali and Pat Summit just to name a few.
Tony Hawk, however, is still alive and well despite rumors claiming that the legendary skater passed away from an opiate overdose last night. A bogus twitter account fuelled the rumors with the following tweet.
BREAKING : Famous Skateboarder Tony Hawk has been found dead in his house due to an opiate overdose— Fox News (@FOX5LlVE) December 29, 2016
Tony Hawk's name was the #1 trending topic on twitter last night and more often than not, especially in the year 2016, that's a sign that something horrible has happened, but it turns out everything is just fine.
This morning, Hawk shared a video of exactly what he was doing last night and reminded his followers not to believe everything you read on the internet.
I'm still alive, just older (& wiser...?). But still breathing, riding my skateboard & raising kids.— Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) December 29, 2016
F off 2016; you won't be taking me too.
Here's what I was doing at the exact time of my supposed demise. Don't believe everything you read... we can do better as a society. pic.twitter.com/Xhdz7ru6Pv— Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) December 29, 2016