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Who's That Dead Guy?

Wasn't Me.

1/23/2013 4:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0124-shaggy-gettyReggae pop star Shaggy was not stabbed in a bar fight this week ... and he sure as hell ain't dead despite Internet reports to the contrary ... this according to a living, breathing Shaggy.

Once again, the Internet death machine cranked out a rumor that Shaggy kicked the bucket after taking a shiv to the liver during a brawl in L.A..  In fact, someone even updated Shaggy's Wikipedia page with bogus info.

But lo and behold, Mr. Boombastic lives ... and it ain't the first time he's been the victim of a cyber-death hoax. It's happened about a billion times before.

A rep for the Reggae star tells TMZ ... "[Shaggy] is like a cat with 9 lives … but I can happily report that he’s alive and kicking and in the same building as me right now as we speak."



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shaggy is an jamaican artist who made his name on the internal market so dont diss im

635 days ago


Sounds like a self-inflicted publicity stunt to try and be relevant again. Don't give him the attention.

635 days ago

Jack Cummings    

I thought maybe someone strangled him with a thong.

635 days ago


I'm so glad to hear Shaggy's not really dead! Scooby Doo would never be the same without him...

634 days ago

Gunnar Swanson    

I'm a bit behind on my tv viewing so just saw this story. You guys are full of shiv. The term "shiv" is slightly archaic slang for a knife, particularly a switchblade. (Yes, that's how old the term is.) The homemade (if prison is home) blade (usually used in a plunging stab rather than slicing motion) is a shank. So if he was shanked, that probably means in prison.

627 days ago
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