Gotye has had to deny his death in a Twitter post after a comment was posted on the CNN website stating that the Australian singer had killed himself.

In the early hours of the morning the comment on CNN iReport read, “At 4:32am EST, it was reported that Gotye had shot himself in the head with a 9mm handgun”. The story was quickly removed by CNN.

The report also claimed that the singer was taken to the Central Montmorency Hospital but died shortly after arrival.

In a Twitter post at around midnight Melbourne time Gotye posted, “I’m not dead. #Pinkalbumtitles”.

32-year old Gotye has now had 268,925,020 views of his ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ video on YouTube. The Glee version of the performance has clocked up 17 million views and the Walk Off The Earth version has had over 124 million views.

The latest version of the song doing the rounds is the parody ‘The Star Wars That I Used To Know’. It has already had nearly 2 million views.

Gotye ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ spent 8 weeks at number one on the American chart this year.