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Macaulay Culkin breaks silence on American Horror Story season 10 role with nod to controversial death hoax

MACAULAY Culkin will join the cast of American Horror Story when it returns late this year for its tenth season.

The Ryan Murphy anthology series announced that the Home Alone star would hold a prominent role yesterday with a teaser video on Instagram, which sent many fans wild.

Now Culkin has addressed the fan frenzy by poking fun at the controversial death hoax that he fell victim to back in 2014.

Culkin made headlines at the time when a series of fake rumours began circulating, claiming that he had passed away, when in fact he was alive and well.

Taking to Twitter on Wednesday, Culkin wrote: “I just woke up and saw I was trending.

“Can someone explain what's going on? Did I die again?”

The post was soon flooded with laughing emojis, alongside plenty of well wishes.

“He is risen! Can’t wait to see what you do,” one user wrote.

“I feel like I didn’t know I needed this since 1993, but I did apparently,” a second added.

While a third gushed: “I genuinely clapped out loud when I saw the announcement.”

Alongside Culkin, the likes of Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters will  be back at the helm of the new series, after swerving last year's iteration 1984.

Other Season 10 cast members include the likes of Kathy Bates, Leslie Grossman, Billie Lourd, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Adina Porter, Lily Rabe, Angelica Ross and Finn Wittrock.

A theme for season 10 has yet to be announced, although Murphy's teaser video may contain some clues.

The clip opens with the shot of a gloomy beach, underscored by the tune of Orville Peck’s Dead of Night.

Given the fact that each series of American Horror Story exists in a shared universe, fans will no doubt be eager to know how the upcoming storyline fits into the bigger picture.

The announcement comes after a series of epic crossover theories.

Netflix's The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina appeared to give a nod to the series with a reference to one of its most famous witches.

Meanwhile a reference to a family from Scream Queens - another Ryan Murphy series - sparked a fresh shared unvierse debate.

Former seasons of American Horror Story is available to stream on NOW TV and Amazon Prime.