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Gotye is not dead

Whether it is Bon Jovi having a heart attack or Kate Miller-Heidke being involved in a fatal car accident the internet loves a good death hoax, and the most recent victim of a world wide web slaying is Gotye.

Late last night ‘Our Wally’ notched up another first, when a post appeared on CNN ireport stating that the 10th most hyped act of 2012 had died. The story read:

At 4:32 AM EST, it was reported that Gotye had shot himself in the head with a 9mm handgun. He was pronounced dead at 4.45AM, and the investigation concluded that the cause of death was suicide.

It was confirmed shortly after by family and friends. He was quickly taken to the Central Montmorency Hospital, but died from his injuries shortly after.

His family has stated that they plan a closed funeral.

Without Richard Wilkins to confirm or deny the news the internet was momentarily sent into a frenzy, until Gotye confirmed via twitter that he was alive and well, tweeting: I’m not dead #pinkalbumtitles.

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MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 1st Jul, 2012

Facebook bogans: "WHAT A SHAME LOL"

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 1st Jul, 2012

What's sad is that it's taking attention away from the real tragedy of the loss of Jeff Goldblum.

RIP Dr Malcolm

antzpantz

antzpantz said on the 2nd Jul, 2012

i wouldn't say it was 'reported' on cnn ireport. anyone can post on there.

grattan

grattan said on the 2nd Jul, 2012

Update from Gotye's bandmate Tim Shiel (aka Faux Pas)

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg254/scaled.php?server=254&filename=gotyedeath.jpg&res=landing

Brown_Sugar

Brown_Sugar said on the 2nd Jul, 2012

this was funny, people are are so gullible.