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Scott Baio is not dead, despite Twitter trend

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Scott Baio in Los Angeles in March 2010.

If you’re the type to follow trends on Twitter, you might have noticed that #RIPScottBaio is trending. If you’re the type of person who gets their facts from Wikipedia, you might have then learned that he "died on December 14, 2011 of a diaper-related illness."

If any of the above news about our beloved Chachi rocked your world, I’m here to confirm that Baio is doing just fine. “He is alive and well. Couldn’t be more merry,” a spokesperson for the former "Happy Days" star said via phone on Wednesday.

Baio joins an elite group of celebrities whose early demise has been falsely reported on various social network sites. Jeff Goldblum was erroneously reported dead on the same day that Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett died; Kanye West was also reported dead, and a web site setting the record straight was created.