Matt Roloff, Not Dead
The Internet is abuzz this morning with questions about whether Matt Roloff had a heart attack and there are even rumors circulating that he's dead.
Little People, Big World ended its fifth season last night with a cliffhanger. The episode eerily foreshadowed Matt's death as we watched him explain where he wants his ashes scattered and how he hopes his sons will take over the farm when he's gone. Then Matt Roloff is complaining of dizziness and suddenly he's lying face-down on the floor. The End.
So, is Matt Roloff dead? Let's examine the evidence. Ok, first off, if Matt Roloff had died, we would have heard about it before the finale aired. It is not a live show. Second off, he's updating his Facebook page. Thirdly, for those of you who need more evidence, he appeared this morning on Fox & Friends (video below) and looked perfectly healthy. He didn't address the heart attack cliffhanger (they're probably going to make us tune in next season to get the scoop), but he's clearly doing fine.
With that cleared up, we can get back to the Roloff divorce rumors that have plagued the couple all season. Last night didn't do anything to lessen our doubts about the strength of their marriage. They continue to lead mostly separate lives and come together only for the kids. Matt is preoccupied with the farm and Amy is worried about the twins' lack of motivation regarding college (and life in general). But, I felt a little more hopeful for them than I did in earlier episodes. They are clearly at a transition point -- the kids are growing up and they have to find a new marital groove. Sometimes a health scare can help you realign your priorities and focus on the important things and people in your life.
We won't have to wait long to find out what's next for the Roloff family. Little People, Big World got renewed for a sixth season, which they're filming right now. New episodes air in September. Until then, here's a video of Matt's appearance on Fox & Friends earlier today: