Tim Allen responds to himself trending on Twitter: 'I'm DYING to know'

by 24USATVJuly 31, 2020, 4 a.m. 26
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Dead or alive, it's all tongue-in-cheek for Tim Allen.

On Thursday, the 67-year-old comedian was among the various topics trending on Twitter.

According to Gossip Cop, the name actually started trending when Dan Katz of Barstool Sports made a joke about Allen, offering up codes for a "Madden" game in exchange for correctly identifying the former "Home Improvement" star.

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"I will give away 5 free 'Madden' codes to anyone who quote tweets this with the correct name of this person," wrote Katz alongside a photo of Allen.

Of course, fans' responses began pouring in, and as of publication, the tweet had received 1,400 comments, 1,800 retweets and 2,600 likes.

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Between the tweets and the responses, Allen's name became a trending topic, leading to jokes that used the hashtag "#RIPTimAllen" -- a nod to Twitter's ability to spread news such as celebrity deaths, whether it's true or not.

After trending for a few hours in the early morning, Allen took to Twitter himself to address the jokes.

"Imagine my surprise when I woke up this morning to a beautiful day in Michigan only to find out I'm dead?!" he said online. "How did it happen? Can anyone tell me? I'm DYING to know."

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"Ok, I figured it out," he later added in a separate tweet. "Some nosey neighbor saw what I was having for lunch and 'figured' I was going to die."

The message also contained a photo of two packaged hot dogs.

A handful of fans commented on Allen's tweet, joining in on the fun.

"We should start a memorial shrine near your house. Instead of flowers, folks bring new power tools," said a follower. "I'll volunteer to clean it up in a couple of days."

"Given what happened in 'Home Improvement'... the possibilities are almost endless," joked another.

Referencing the popular "Santa Clause" film franchise Allen starred in, a third added: "You fell off a roof right? Now someone else gets to be you?"

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It's a good thing Allen seems to be sticking around for a while, as he recently announced that his current show, "Last Man Standing," has been renewed for a ninth season.

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