A couple weeks ago, just like countless other celebrities before him, Usher was plagued by rumors of his demise. Twitter was buzzing (or should we say “Tweeting”) with people asking if the ‘Climax’ star was alive or dead. Well, Usher couldn’t be more alive and he’s got some of the sexiest Twitpics to prove it.

“I must’ve died and went to heaven…Alive and cold kickin ass!! URIV,” Tweeted Usher, along with a couple photos of himself half-naked and sweating. We can’t speak for the rest of you, but this death scare has made us reevaluate what’s really important to our lives… like abs and glistening pecs!

Help us give thanks to Usher and those two things we’re most thankful for by browsing through a gallery of some of his best moments.