Though an official announcement has yet to materialize, according to the NME, Black Flag drummer Chuck Biscuits is most likely alive.
Apparently, news of his death was part of an elaborate hoax played upon Brooklyn-based freelance journalist James Greene Jr. The hoax was then perpetuated by eager bloggers, including myself, who jumped on the news without immediately realizing that everyone's source, from the NME to The Boston Herald, was the obituary itself.
My apologies for not waiting for confirmation.
For more thoughts on the hoax, here's a piece in Brooklyn Vegan.
As a postscript, James Greene Jr. has just posted on his blog that Biscuits' death was, in fact, a hoax. Apparently, he has heard from Chuck's brother. As for me, until Chuck Biscuits is sitting next to me as I type this, I still won't know for sure.