Is Simon Cowell 'dead'? No, of course not.
But, as with yesterday's nonsense, someone has made a jokey remark and that has been turned into a completely misleading front page by Richard Desmond's desperate, dishonest rag.
The joke, incidentally, was that when new X Factor judge Gary Barlow was asked:
...if he had taken any advice from the music mogul, Gary cheekily remarked: “Simon who?"
And, in the hands of the Star, that becomes: 'Telly King Cowell is dead'.
It seems that if it helps flog a few extra copies, any lie will do.
(See also the Daily Star Sunday's 2008 effort 'Del Boy is dead')