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Judd Nelson's agent sends photo to dispel Twitter rumors of actor's death

Judd Nelson isn't dead. Here's a photo of him with today's @latimes to debunk the hoax

Reports of Judd Nelson’s death have been greatly exaggerated.

Despite rumors that swept the Internet on Sunday morning, the “Breakfast Club” star is alive and well, his manager and agent told the Los Angeles Times.

Agent Gregg Klein even hustled to Nelson’s home Sunday morning to take a photo of the actor with the front page of today's newspaper.

Klein was to the point when he answered The Times' query about Nelson's status: "Reports of Judd Nelson's death are not accurate please see attached photo."

Judd Nelson’s longtime manager, Jean-Pierre Henraux, said he had no idea how the rumor got started.

A Web page with a URL masquerading as Fox News seems to have touched off the frenzy with a story saying the Brat Pack member was found dead Saturday night in a West Hollywood condominium.

Nelson doesn’t even live where the hoax article said he does, Henraux said.

Henraux said Nelson is in “perfect” shape and just shot an episode of the upcoming television series “Empire,” in which he plays a nemesis of Terrence Howard’s character.

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Copyright © 2016, Los Angeles Times

UPDATES

1:07 p.m.: This post has been updated to add comments from manager Jean-Pierre Henraux.

The first version of this post was published at 12:38 p.m.

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