(CBS) Former Bears defensive lineman William ‘Refrigerator’ Perry is alive , despite a Twitter report from Wednesday morning that indicated the Super Bowl champion had passed away.

“I know he is not dead,” Perry’s agent, Adam Plotkin, told the Tribune. “I talked to Michael Dean (Perry) a few minutes ago. And I know the Bears were down there interviewing Fridge on Saturday for coach (Mike) Ditka’s (jersey) retirement. But I did talk to Michael Dean, and he had gotten some calls, too, and Michael Dean said it was OK to confirm that Fridge is fine.

“I guess someone called Michael Dean (Perry’s brother) and said that someone found out that someone named William Perry died, but it wasn’t the Fridge. Someone from Clemson called us as well and said they had been getting a lot of calls and stuff,” Plotkin said.”He is completely fine.”

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