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Prominent Sports Agent Shoots Down Death Rumors

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MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JUNE 14: General view of the stadium as fans celebrate the opening goal scored by Iury Gazinsky of Russia during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Group A match between Russia and Saudi Arabia at Luzhniki Stadium on June 14, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Promiment sports agent Mino Raiola is not dead, despite rumors suggesting he was.

Social media rumors had been running rampant, suggesting Raiola - a well-known agent in the soccer world - had died.

Raiola took matters into his own hands this week by stating his frustration for the rumors via Twitter.

"Current health status for the ones wondering: pissed off second time in four months they kill me. Seem also able to resuscitate," Raiola said on Twitter.

Unfortunately, Raiola is still struggling with health issues.

Last January, he was admitted to a hospital. Raiola's business partner, Jose Fortes Rodrigues, told ESPN he's "fighting for his life."

"It's not true. He is not dead, but he is fighting for his life," he said, via

Raiola's doctor, Doctor Alberto Zangrillo, also responded to the rumors and stated his frustration for all the speculation about Raiola's life.

"I'm indignant at the phone calls by pseudo journalists speculating on the life of a man who is fighting [for his life]," Zangrillo told ANSA.

Raiola is currently still in the hospital battling a serious health issue. We wish him all the best.