Gotye is NOT dead, despite what CNN said.
Yesterday (July 1st), CNN incorrectly reported that singer Gotye had committed suicide. Apparently, according to Sky News, it was all the rumours circulating on social media outlet Twitter that lead to their publishing of said rumours as plain fact.
Reporting what they did not realise was a massively false claim, CNN said: "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."
In response to this, Gotye himself got straight on to Twitter to joke about their announcement. "I'm not dead. #Pinkalbumtitles."
Rather than go all serious and angry, as you'd imagine Gotye and his pals had every right to do so, his bandmate also joked on Twitter: "It saddens me to confirm the news of @gotye's passing- he suffered cardiac arrest while flying a unicorn over a double rainbow... Ghost of @gotye just appeared and together we banged out a script for the pilot episode of quirky new sitcom GHOSTYE."
Meanwhile upon hearing the news our own music editor John Balfe said: "Well they didn't have to stoop so low." Then he said sorry.
CNN have sinced removed their error.
Well that's someone's investigative journalism job gone down the swanny. Poor pet.
Story by Caroline Foran | 13:53 | Monday 2nd July 2012 | WTF
CNN also falsely reported that the Obamacare bill had not been passed which is an even bigger oops! Nobody will believe a word they say now.Posted 14:08 | Mon 2nd Jul 2012
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