Contrary to reports on a particularly popular social networking site, Simply Red lead singer, Mick Hucknall is apparently still very much alive and kicking, and not in fact dead, as has been reported. Insiders relate that the Mancunian ginger bloke thought of issuing a statement to the effect that reports of his death have been grossly exaggerated.
Until somebody told him that somebody had already done that.
Hucknall, who became an internationally renowned celebrity with a ruby embedded in an upper incisor tooth in honour of his beloved Manchester United FC, shot to fame by wearing a typically northern flat cap on the video for 'Money's Too Tight To Mention.'
Before making the leap to global superstardom by filming a promo vid on the big dipper roller coaster ride at Blackpool Pleasure Beach.
Beady Eye and former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher allegedly told associates that he didn't really give a toss either way, as Hucknall is a confirmed Rag, (Manchester United fan) and that all Rags ought to be expunged from the face of the earth.
Staunch Leeds fans, the Kaiser Chiefs predicted a riot, and Scouse outfit, The Farm promised to re-release their anthemic 'All Together Now' as an 11/11/11 tribute to the fallen of the Great War, and Mick Hucknall, if he's really dead. Even though he's a Manc. They don't hold grudges, The Farm.
Carlos Tevez, who once met Mick Hucknall was unavailable for comment as he's apparently done yet another runner.
More as we get it.