Ian MacKaye, the man behind Fugazi, Minor Threat, Dischord and countless other projects is alive and well. Many of you wrote in with both the rumour and the denial of said rumour and rest assured that Ian is doing just fine.
For those of you unaware of the rumour, a myspace bulletin and eventual Wikipedia entry started the internet hoax that Mr.MacKaye had been killed in a hit–and–run accident. The people behind the hoax were thorough, including a real hospital (Baltimore's St. Agnes Hospital) and have repeatedly changed the Wikipedia entry as well. The entry in the internet encyclopedia has been locked to prevent further misinformation.
According to Ian himself:
I am happy to report that I am not dead.