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Deadmau5 Alive & Well

Written by John Ritchie on December 13, 2011

Deadmau5 (Joel Zimmerman) is not dead. Yesterday rumours circulated that the Canadian producer had died when his Wikipedia page was updated with details of his death.

Deadmau5 woke up on Monday morning and discovered the hoax running wile in the twittersphere and quickly put an end to the rumour posting on Facebook:

Once again, extremely disappointed by the insanely uncreative death rumor. I thought we had all agreed on acid spitting koala’s skydiving and volcano? oh well… still glad to see some ‘press’ taking this shit seriously.

The hoax began when the Deadmau5 wiki page was updated with the following:

On December 11, 2011, a day after performing at the 2011 Spike Video Game Awards Joel collapsed in his hotel room in Los Angeles due to exhaustion and apparent Alcohol intoxication.

Deadmau5 did perform at the VGA awards and ‘did get pretty wasted last night’ but he was majorly disappointed with the lack of creativity regarding the details of his death on the fake wiki post.

This follows CNN reporting that Skrillex had died in a plane crash on Dec. 9.

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