On September 16 Stallman resigned as president of the Free Software Foundation, but he remained the head of the GNU Project.
The confusion appears to have arisen after a one-sentence update appeared on his personal blog at Stallman.org announcing that: "I hereby step down as head of the GNU Project, effective immediately."
But a few commenters on social media speculated that the post could have come from someone who'd hijacked Stallman's site -- and sure enough, that sentence had been removed by Sunday morning.
Techrights.org posted an unconfirmed claim Sunday from "a generally reliable source" that "Stallman.org was defaced by an FSF employee. The deface has been reverted, and the domain appears to now be operating on non-FSF infrastructure".
Today's post seems to indicate that Richard Stallman is still around.