Minor Threat/Fugazi frontman rumours untrue

Reports of Ian MacKaye's death greatly exaggerated

Ian MacKaye, the frontman of Minor Threat and Fugazi is alive and well, despite reports of his death.

The Baltimore Sun was reportedly given notification of MacKaye’s death this evening (October 2), but after phone calls to the hospital where MacKaye supposedly died, it transpired there was no record of him being admitted.

A phone call to MacKaye’s home saw the frontman answer the phone with the words “I am still alive”.


The 45 year-old founder of Dischord Records was made aware of the rumours, which were reportedly initiated on Myspace and subsequently on Wikipedia.

After having two postings regarding his “death” removed from Wikipedia, the website disabled the section so it could not be updated with any more false rumours.

–By our New York staff.

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