Some celebrities just can’t catch a break! Gotye has unfortunately become the latest victim of an Internet death hoax.
The news first broke on CNN’s site, iReport.
“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 4:45 AM, 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.”
Soon after, Gotye himself calmed everyone down by tweeting that he was well and alive with a simple, “I’m not dead. #Pinkalbumtitles.” The guy has a sense of humor.
Who would want this Australian singer dead? The answer remains a mystery. Maybe it was someone that Gotye used to know…