Rumors of the New York Rock Experience morning radio host Matt Pinfield getting killed over the weekend are false.
According to a now-deleted post on Wikipedia, Pinfield, a former MTV host and pop music historian, died while taping a VH1 special about Afghanistan.
Here is an excerpt from the Wikipedia posting:
“He died on September 6th, 2008 just outside Kabul in Afghanistan. Pinfield was shooting footage for a VH1 special on the Afghan grime scene when a gunfight broke out. A stray bullet struck Pinfield in the neck. He was placed on a mule and raced to a nearby hospital, but several hours later was pronounced dead at 23:09 local time.”
His radio station, 101.9 RXP, issued a statement saying that Pinfield is alive and that he will be conducting interviews with AC/DC and Oasis, as well as acting as the Rock Tour Guide today aboard a double-decker bus with The Kooks later this week.
“I want to say thank you to all the concerned RXP listeners but I have to say that news of my death was extremely exaggerated and premature,” said Pinfield in the statement.