Several online sources report updates about Kevin Malarkey, who co-wrote a book with his son, Alex, who claimed he visited Heaven but later recanted the story. Mainstream media websites, including US Weekly, Christianity Today and the Washington Post, carry updates to the story, as of 2015.
Kevin Malarkey, the lone signer of the publishing contract, confirmed the retraction with Tyndale House Publishing, according to the Washington Post. The Washington Post also reports that repeated attempts to meet with Alex and his parents remain unsuccessful.
Alex and his mother, Beth, claim to have received no royalties from the book, but US Weekly reports that Tyndale House Publishing claims to have paid all royalties due.