The Foo Fighters front man is the victim of web hoax

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Dave Grohl has prematurely died once again, according to online encylopedia Wikipedia.

On Tuesday, the musician’s details had been altered to read “David Eric Grohl (January 14 1969 – February 5 2007).” No explanation was given for the deceased date.

However morbid, this is not the first time the former Nirvana drummer has been pronounced dead on the site. Last May, a prankster/ fan/ stalker altered the same site, prompting ghostly rumours.

Talking to NME about how he found out about his ‘death’ the first time, Grohl explained: “I got a phone message from a friend saying ‘Er, I guess… Jordyn [Grohl’s wife]… this is maybe… for you. I’m so sorry to hear what happened’. I heard this message and went ‘What the fuck?’. They were leaving a message on my cell phone saying ‘I’m sorry Dave died’. “That was weird, but I guess I’ve finally graduated to that status of being an internet rumour. It weirded me out a bit, but it’s stupid. I’m like a cockroach, don’t worry, I’ll be around for a long time.”

Other rock stars that have had their deaths prematurely announced include Beatle Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, and Paul Weller.