Despite a report to the contrary, filmmaker John Waters is very much alive.
A website called National Report published a would-be obituary for Waters on Wednesday, with the headline: "Acclaimed Cult Filmmaker, John Waters … Drops Dead at 67!"
The report went on to say he was found dead -- apparently of natural causes.
Despite the less-than legitimate look of the report or its source, a few folks believed it and began circulating it. This morning, a couple of people had already started mourning on Twitter, including one woman who Tweeted: "I woke up and John Waters is dead. I may have shed a tear or two and I will mourn now. and watch cry baby on repeat."
But Waters, reached by Insider this morning, says he's alive and well -- thank you very much. He's not only alive, he's in New York and on his way to Brussels Friday to perform his spoken word show, "This Filthy World."