Rumours are circulating on the internet that Canadian producer, Deadmau5 (Joel Thomas Zimmerman) has died in his Los Angeles hotel room after his Wikipedia page was updated with the details of his death. Deadmau5 was in Los Angeles performing at Spike Video Game Awards and an update on the Wikipedia page, that has since been removed, suggested he died from ‘apparent alcohol intoxication’.
Update: Deadmau5 Is Alive & Well
The wiki update read:
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. After friends attempted to enter his room but were unable to get a response, they reportedly called his phone, then asked management to open the door after he didn’t answer. They found him on the floor, not breathing. He was subsequently rushed to the emergency room and pronounced dead on arrival.
There has been no official word on whether this is in fact true and one can assume that it is a hoax. Deadmau5 last posted on Twitter 3 hours ago tweeting: I posted 3 photos on Facebook in the album ‘Miyamoto mau5’.
The photos showed Deadmau5 alive and well getting his arm signed by Japanese Video game designer Shigeru Miyamoto at the Spike Video Game Awards.