Monday, July 02, 2012

CNN iReport Kills Gotye? Singer Denies Death In A Tweet

An unvetted post on CNN iReport sparked a flurry of internet activity after it claimed singer Gotye had committed suicide, according to The Daily Telegraph.

"The CNN iReport stated: "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."

Since the fake report was published, the musician took to Twitter to confirm he was still alive by tweeting: "I'm not dead", with the hashtag #pinkalbumtitles." has an apparent screengrab of the false report on their blog and a link to the iReport - which has since been removed from the CNN site.

For his part, Gotye tweeted the following:

And thanks to Twitter user @xGotyettesx, details of the singer's managements denial here



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