Earlier this morning it was reported that Gotye had been pronounced dead by a CNN iReport.
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. It was confirmed shortly after by family and friends. He was quickly taken to the Central Montmorency Hospital, but died from his injuries shortly after. His family has stated that they plan a closed funeral.”
To which the dead man responded, “I’m not dead. #Pinkalbumtitles”
Not only is the “Somebody I Used To Know” songwriter not dead, but according to the Hollywood Reporter, the Aussie’s racked up a record-breaking number of tags on the music identification system known as Shazam. Just when you thought Gotye’s smash hit must have reached everyone on the planet, you’d have been wrong to the tune of 11.5 million clueless souls. The Shazam service matches a user-submitted snippet or “tag” to one stored in its database to identify the song and sell it’s user the full length track.
Nearly a year after its release, the Gotye Kimbra collaboration continues its domination of the charts, currently holding the #3 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100. The video alone has amassed a staggering 270 million views.
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–Jay Tilles, CBS Local