Michael Caine Is Doing Well Even at 90; Truth About His Death Hoax

By Aishwarya Acharya | Updated on June 5, 2023
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    Michael Caine, the actor who has been working for more than seven decades today, is living his life well although a piece of hoax news spread to the media about his death. The rumor got huge attention from people worldwide, making them curious whether Caine is still alive or dead.

    So, let’s find out the truth here. How is Caine doing now?

    Is Michael Caine Still Alive?

    Yes, Caine is alive and living a perfectly fine life. He turned 90 years old on the 14th of March 2023. Despite his old age, Michael has not stopped thriving, the nonagenarian is rather still working on the big screen.

    He has appeared in more than 160 movies in the past 70 years and is still working on a few. Currently, Caine is living a healthy and very prosperous life.

    About Michael Caine’s Death Rumor

    On the 1st of June 2023, hoax news spread around the media about the death of the veteran actor. A Facebook page, R.I.P, Michael Caine gained more than one million likes a lot of attraction from people all around.

    The page strongly stated,

    At about 11 a.m. ET on Thursday (June 01, 2023), our beloved actor Michael Caine passed away. Michael Caine was born on March 14, 1933, in London. He will be missed but not forgotten. Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page.

    Thousands of fans believed the news and started to like and comment on the page. The news drew the attention of Caine’s representatives too and they were pretty sure that it was fake and needed to be dismissed soon.

    His Death Hoax Was Soon Dismissed

    The untrue speculation about Caine’s death was dismissed by his representatives on Friday, June 2. They confirmed that Michael was not dead and is alive and all well.

    His representative said,

    He joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. He’s still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet,

    Caine is still alive. His death rumor was fake.
    The death news of Caine was fake.

    After such fake hearsays, his well-wishers and fans showed a huge rage and anger towards the news claiming it to be hurtful to the actor as well as themselves.

    Does Caine Have Cancer?

    Sir Michael has luckily not yet been reported to have been diagnosed with cancer. But the actor who has won two Academy Awards has openly shared being cautious about his daily habits that could lead to Cancer.

    The artist once shared that he used to consume a huge amount of alcohol and cigarettes daily. Caine also reported that he feels his living days are numbered and that is his main concern currently.

    But, Michael seems thankful to his wife, Shakira for her constant support and for saving him from his previously destructive lifestyle as he shared, “Without her, I’d have been dead long ago. “I used to drink a bottle of vodka a day and smoke several packs of cigarettes.”

    Michael Fears Having Cancer

    In an exclusive talk with The Sun, Caine shared that he fears dying of cancer. After the talk was out, many people were confused about him already being diagnosed with cancer, but it was not true.

    Michael Caine does not have cancer. He is not dead.
    Michael’s wife, Shakira helped him out of an unhealthy lifestyle.

    The 90-year-old shared that he has completely changed his lifestyle to live a longer and healthier life. In 2017, Michael lost 13 lbs of weight by cutting down on drinking and banning sugar, salt, and gluten from his diet.

    Further, Michael opened up that the key motive for his wish to live longer was his grandchildren. He wants to see all of his grandchildren grow and share memorable moments with them.

    Michael Has A Broken Ankle

    The Inception actor, Caine broke his ankle in the year 2018. The incident took place when he accidentally slipped on snow on the premises of his own house. He used a wheelchair for the period of recovery and then switched to a walking stick later on.

    After the fateful accident, Caine reported having faced continuous back pain and discomfort in his back and spine area.

    About Caine’s Spinal Surgery

    The veteran actor suffered from spinal stenosis and underwent surgery for it in 2022. Michael has been facing pain due to his narrowed spinal canal which affected his mobility by causing distress in his legs along with numbness. He is still recovering from the major spinal surgery.

    Caine after his spine surgery. He is recovering.
    Actor Caine with his support walking frame after his spinal surgery.

    At present, Caine walks with the support of a walking frame switching from the previous walking stick that he had been using for the past 6 years.

    Is Caine Retired?

    No, Sir Michael Caine is not in a way of retiring from his long-time occupation. Although he has not been working for the past two years due to his health problems, according to his tweet he is not ready to end his work life yet.

    In addition to his tweet, Caine also told Variety, “Regarding retirement, I’ve spent over 50 years getting up at 6 a.m. to make movies, and I’m not getting rid of my alarm clock!”

    So, it looks like the actor is looking forward to working further if he gets any potential scripts in the coming day.

    Michael Now Resides In England

    Caine is living his 90s life in his birthplace, England itself. He has a luxury house with a built-in theatre in Leatherhead, Surrey. Besides that, he also owns several properties all across London and the States as well.

    Actor and Author Caine is living a well life.
    Veteran Actor Caine is 90 years old and living a healthy life.

    With a total net worth and assets of more than $60 million, Caine is living a wealthy and happy life with his other half.