The Refrigerator is still running.
While a report surfaced Wednesday morning that former Chicago Bears defensive lineman William Perry had passed away, the 50-year-old is still alive, his alma mater Clemson has confirmed.
A link on TigerNet.com that has since been deleted originally reported Perry had passed away. A tweet going out from the website’s Twitter account also reported the supposed news, but that has been deleted, as well.
The news started to spread across Twitter for a few minutes, but Clemson was quick to act. Clemson football sports information director Tim Bourret tweeted that Perry was alive and well, a tweet that was also retweeted by the Clemson athletics Twitter department.
Just another day on the Internet.
Some have reported that William Perry passed away today. This is not correct. He is fine.—
Tim Bourret (@TimBourret) August 14, 2013
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