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Macca laughs off 40 year old death hoax

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Washington, (ANI): Legendary rocker Sir Paul McCartney still laughs off rumours that he had died and was replaced by a lookalike in 'The Beatles' - 40 years after the rumours first surfaced. The Fab Four were photographed walking along a pedestrian crossing on the legendary cover of their 1969 album Abbey Road. But McCartney's barefoot appearance in the photo fuelled rumours the rocker had died in a car crash and was replaced by a lookalike. However, the 67-year-old says he still has to reassure some fans he's not an impostor.

"The idea was to walk across the crossing, and I showed up that day with sandals, flip-flops. It was so hot that I kicked them off and walked across barefooted, and this started some rumour that because he's barefooted, he's dead. I couldn't see the connection," Contactmusic quoted him as saying. "I just laughed. I knew (it was) because of the fame and the craziness... But it was a bit strange, because people started to look at me like, 'Is it really him or a very good double?' No, this is him!" he added.

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