Gotye, the star behind the hugely succesful single 'Somebody That I Used To Love', was yesterday forced to deny reports that he had committed suicide.
The singer, real name Wally De Backer, saw reports that he had shot himself circulating online and spoke out to clarify that he was, in fact, very much alive.
'I'm not dead. #Pinkalbumtitles' Tweeted De Backer.
However, fans were confused by the fact CNN picked up on the Twitter rumour and began reporting it as fact. 'At 4:32 AM EST, it was reported that Gotye had shot himself in the head with a 9mm handgun,' they stated. 'He was pronounced dead at 4.45AM, and the investigation concluded that the cause of death was suicide.'
Nevertheless, Gotye remains very much alive. Clearly seeing the funny side of things, Gotye's band mate Tim Shiel joked: 'It saddens me to confirm the news of @gotye's passing - he suffered cardiac arrest while flying a unicorn over a double rainbow,'