In October 2014, the website Ebuzzed reported that Paul Teutul Sr. was seriously injured in a motorbike accident and had passed away. It turned out to be a death hoax, as Paul himself later tweeted on Twitter that he was still alive and doing well.
On the same day, Oct. 22, 2014, the official Twitter account of Orange County Choppers also went on Twitter and tweeted that the story of Paul Sr. being in an accident was false. The article on Ebuzzed was removed later. This was not the first time Paul was reported dead. In June 24, 2012, a video titled "Paul Teutul Sr. Has Died" was uploaded on YouTube. The video is a fake news program to report the death of Paul Teutul, saying that he passed away due to pancreatic cancer. As of January 2016, the video has gained more than 250,000 views on YouTube.
Paul John Teutul, or Paul Teutul Sr., was born May 1, 1949 in Yonkers, New York, and grew up in Pearl River. He is an American producer and actor, and also one of the co-founders of Orange County Choppers. OCC is a manufacturer of custom motorcycles and the focus of the reality television series "American Chopper." In addition to "American Chopper," Paul has also appeared on "The Apprentice" and "Late Show with David Letterman." His other TV appearances include "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon." As of 2016, Paul has been married to Beth Dillon since July 29, 2007, and the couple have four children.