No, Author Cormac McCarthy Is Not Dead. It’s A Hoax.

Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter
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Cormac McCarthy is alive and well despite rumors on social media that he has died.

On Tuesday, Twitter lit up after a tweet from an account under the publishing name of AKnopfNews said that the 82-year-old writer had died after suffering a stroke.

The rumors were quickly disputed as nothing but a hoax from a “rogue account,” according to Entertainment Weekly. (RELATED: UPDATED: Jennifer McCarthy cleared of bizarre gun charges)

“Not true,” Paul Bogards, the director of publicity at Knopf, confirmed.

“This account is hoax created by Italian journalist Tommasso Debenedetti,” they tweeted. “McCarthy is alive and well.”

McCarthy is best known for his novels “The Road” and “No Country for Old Men.”