Wednesday, July 7, 2010


I was checking my email and got a group notice from Aussieboys about DJ Tiesto passing away. I was a bit devestated as he is one of my idols. Then I looked into this and saw that it was due to a car accident in California. This caused some pause with me because I know he is on a tour in Europe, and is following the World Cup. Now unless some huge earthquake and land masses grew legs and they started fuckin jumping, California is not where near Europe LOL. Well after searching around the web I found some articles on the Death Hoax. The one below seems to be the best readable and direct to the point.

Yay!! My idol is still alive, kicking and spinning!!

DJ Tiësto Falls Victim to Death Hoax
7/7/2010 By Alex Hudson

If you happened to be browsing Twitter or Google in the early hours of this morning (July 7), you may have read that Dutch DJ Tiësto had died in a car accident in California. Well, these rumours were false, and Tiësto is alive and well.

The good news comes from the DJ sensation himself, who took to his Twitter account and wrote, "It's nice to read that people care about my life. Thank you for all the support. It's good to be alive and to get so much love from You xx"

The source of the original rumour is unknown, but you know how these things start: somebody makes a false claim and then everyone jumps on board. The news of Tiësto's death was so widespread that it even trended on Twitter. Of course, it was always a bit suspicious, since Tiësto is currently on tour in Europe and not in California as the reports claimed. And hell, he’s even helping Exclaim! run this little contest.

This is the latest of many Internet-fuelled death hoaxes, with other recent victims including Gordon Lightfoot, Chuck Biscuit and Kanye West.

And today isn't the first that fans have feared for Tiësto's life. In 2007, he wasthreatened by Lebanese terrorists. Now, the DJ has returned to business as usual: tweeting about the World Cup.