Former prime minister Basdeo Panday yesterday took to social media to deny fake reports that he was dead.
Responding to claikms he had died overnight, Panday, in a Facebook post, wrote: “I am alive and intend to be so until I die.”
His daughter Mickela also attempted to assure her father was alive and well in an update on her Facebook page.
She wrote: “There is cruel and vicious rumour being spread that our dad has passed away. Whilst we have become accustomed to fake news this is a new low. Please be assured that he is alive and kicking!”