10:02am PT by Ryan Parker
John Carpenter Assures Fans He's Alive After Errant Tweet
John Carpenter is very much alive and his sense of humor is as well.
The horror master on Tuesday responded to an errant tweet posted by Rotten Tomatoes earlier in the morning saying the iconic Halloween director was dead.
Fans were quick to point out he was alive and had a chuckle at the irony.
"To Rotten Tomatoes, despite how it appears, I'm actually not dead," Carpenter tweeted.
It does not appear Rotten Tomatoes did a story on Carpenter's alleged death, but rather said he was deceased in a tweet promoting a gallery of his work as Tuesday is his 70th birthday.
The Rotten Tomatoes tweet was deleted not long after it was posted, but Twitter users were quick to grab a screenshot for some ribbing.
To Rotten Tomatoes, despite how it appears, I'm actually not dead.— John Carpenter (@TheHorrorMaster) January 16, 2018
Rotten Tomatoes celebrates John Carpenter's birthday by letting the very much alive John Carpenter know that John Carpenter is actually dead. pic.twitter.com/hdHE4wCefG— John Squires (@FreddyInSpace) January 16, 2018