Paul Vance Not Dead

Paul Vance, 76, who co-wrote “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini,” is not dead.

The Associated Press reported the passing of a 68-year-old man named Paul Van Valkenburgh September 26th, who claimed to have written the song under the name Paul Vance.

“Do you know what it’s like to have grandchildren calling you and say, ‘Grandpa, you’re still alive?'” Vance said.

He owns racehorses and two were scratched from races September 27th because people thought he was dead.

Vance wrote several hits, including “Catch A Falling Star,” recorded by Perry Como, that have earned him millions.