Setting aside cheap jokes about plastic surgery for the moment, no, Mickey Rourke has not died, and he wasn’t in a snowboarding accident. The actor does have a way of escaping death’s clutches on Twitter, though — he survived a similar, non-existent snowboarding accident last summer as well.
Someday Mickey Rourke will really die and nobody will believe it. He's achieved a type of immortality!
— Kath Gilliam (@kathgilliam) January 23, 2013
Hollywood agents are not releasing details on the condition of Rourke’s career, however.
Mickey Rourke is alive and Osama Bin Laden is still dead.
— Seamus Condron (@SeamusCondron) January 23, 2013
http://t.co/h4aJixN2 (Seriously people, sub out Mickey Rourke for any name in the URL and you get the same story. It's a hoax.)
— Stephen Gray (@iamStephenGray) January 23, 2013
Mickey Rourke just died… and then he was made not dead. It's a miracle! No, it's the Internets.
— Rebekah (@Rebekahdg) January 23, 2013
The thought of Mickey Rourke snowboarding is weirder even than the thought of him dying that way.
— Polly Frost (@pollyfrost) January 23, 2013
In case you were caught up in the hype, @Mickey_Rourke is alive and well. I told you not to believe Wikipedia !!!
— Joe Rock (@JoeRockWBAB) January 23, 2013
I legitimately wanted to believe Mickey Rourke was dead and tweet about it rather than do the work I'm supposed to be doing. I AM A MONSTER.
— Kiala (@Kiala) January 23, 2013
Back to work, you ghoul! Now that we know he’s still alive, there’s time for a couple of plastic surgery jokes for old times’ sake.
Most of Mickey Rourke's body was replaced with anti-dying material, so I'm going to guess he's still alive, twitter rumors be damned.
— William K. Wolfrum (@Wolfrum) January 23, 2013
Easy, but I chuckled. “@sandeedwards: Word on the street: "Mickey Rourke is not dead. But he does look like he's been embalmed."”
— Nick Anderson (@The_Beermonger) January 23, 2013