CNN reported on Sunday night (July 1) that Gotye had shot himself in the head, forcing the Australian singer to issue a suicide denial via Twitter.
"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," said the report.
"I'm not dead. #Pinkalbumtitles'," Gotye wrote in response.
Later, Tim Shiel, Gotye's bandmate, had fun with the news network's gaffe:
"It saddens me to confirm the news of Gotye's passing - he suffered cardiac arrest while flying a unicorn over a double rainbow."
CNN has since removed the story and issued an apology to the singer. The news agency noted that the story was yanked within minutes of its posting.
by RTT Staff Writer
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