Just another one of those stupid internet hoaxes. the rumour of his death started on Wikipedia and MySpace and spread. Eventually somebody thought to check with the man himself who didn’t require a medium to confirm that he is very much with us, and not just in spirit. One of the drawbacks of Web 2.0 is the way Chinese Whispers can develop into a full-blown news story in a matter of minutes. Some geek loser is chuckling to himself. Beats having friends or a life, eh?