A fake press release was sent out earlier this week, pretending to be from Scott's current label Antipop Records. It claimed that he had expired from heart failure at the age of 37, on 31 March.
Scott, now performing with The Drellas, immediately reacted angrily when local radio subsequently reported on his supposed death. "I can't say how angry I am about this. I'm alive and well, but to have my mum believing I was dead was beyond a joke. I just can't believe this has happened. The phone hasn't stopped, but now we just want to find out who is responsible. There's going to be hell to pay". - more on this story