The Foo Fighters front man is the victim of web hoax
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.