Is Bryshere Y. Gray Dead?

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Empire star Bryshere Y. Gray has been the subject of death rumors over the last few days. (Getty)

Over the last few days, rumors have run rampant across the Internet that Empire star Bryshere Y. Gray was dead.

The website cantstophiphopworldwide.com first reported that Gray, 22, had been shot in his hometown of Philadelphia earlier in the week. The site reported:

Reliable sources state that Gray had just parked outside a convenience store and was unbuckling his seat belt to alight from his car. Seemingly out of nowhere, two armed men who wore balaclavas stood on either side of the car and one of them shot Gray at close range in the chest, through the driver’s window, which was halfway down.
Unfortunately, efforts to resuscitate him were fruitless as he bled profusely from the wound inflicted on his chest. He was sadly pronounced dead upon arrival in the hospital.

Of course, fans of both Gray and Empire reacted quickly, anxious to find out of the report was accurate.

It wasn’t.

Gray is not dead. He was not shot. In fact, he’s even tweeting. He posted this at 9 a.m. on Saturday morning:

The actor/rapper hasn’t officially commented on the rumors of his death, but it seems that tweeting out several messages over the past few days is enough to prove he’s still with us.

Of course, the same can’t be said for Gray’s Empire counterpart. Hakeem was kidnapped at the end of last week’s episode, leaving fans with a big-time cliffhanger as to the future of the popular character.