Goes to CNN, The Cable News Network, who incorrectly reported this week that GOTYE was dead, by shooting himself in the head with a 9mm handgun. See their "breaking news" report below.
"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."
Gotye is indeed alive and well, and even tweeted from his own account @Gotye, "I'm Not Dead".
*****STORY UPDATE***** CNN would like you to know that they did not actually report that Gotye had died, it was their iReport social network that someone wrongly reported Gotye's death. CNN WORLDWIDE Sr. Dir./Public Relations MATTHEW J. DORNIC explained "The source was actually one fraudulent member of the more than one million members of CNN's social network for news -- CNN iREPORT. On iREPORT, we invite people around the world to post stories, photos and videos that they think deserve attention from a wider news audience. Everything that's posted receives a very visible 'Not Vetted for CNN' banner, and a team of moderators reviews the posted content and pulls material that is flagged by the community as in violation of iREPORT's Community Guidelines. The vetting process involves fact-checking and verifying the details of a story. When a story is approved, the 'Not Vetted for CNN' bar disappears and is replaced by a red 'CNN iREPORT' bug that lets the community know a story has been verified. In the case of the GOTYE piece, a fraudulent member posted it under their handle and our moderators pulled the story down minutes later. This story did not appear on any of CNN's editorial platforms or via cable news broadcasts."