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    Gordon Lightfoot Death a Hoax

    Gordon Lightfoot's management says an Internet hoax created false rumours that the iconic Canadian folksinger had died Thursday.

    Bernie Fiedler, Lightfoot's concert promoter, said the rumour started on Twitter.

    "I just spoke to Gordon," Fiedler said in an interview, noting the singer was in good health. "He just got out of the dentist."

    Lightfoot told CP24 Thursday afternoon that he has no idea what began the rumour he had died. "I was quite surprised to hear it myself driving in . . . to my office," he said. "I haven't had so much airplay for weeks."
    http://www.canada.com/health/Gordon+...156/story.html

    SO glad we still got you around Gordie!
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    Dulcit wonderfulness...

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    Gordon Lightfoot: This is your death on Twitter

    Welcome to another chapter of life and death at broadband speed.

    If we could read his mind, we'd know that singer Gordon Lightfoot is alive and well, despite reports to the contrary that bounced around Thursday afternoon online -- bouncing that included mainstream Canadian media websites and a Canadian news service. The singer was on his way home from the dentist, he told news station CP 24, when he heard word over the radio that he'd died.
    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/goss...n-twitter.html

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    Gordon Lightfoot very much alive

    Canadian folk icon Gordon Lightfoot is alive and well, says the singer's long-time friend, despite rumours to the contrary which spread quickly on Twitter and were picked up by some mainstream media outlets.

    “I'm fine, everything is good. I don't know where it comes from. It seems like a bit of a hoax or something,” the folk icon told all-news station CP24.

    “I was quite surprised to hear (it) myself.”
    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...rticle1473102/

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    This just in: CTV is reporting that Gordon Lightfoot is still alive. They are following the story and will keep us updated.

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    Gordon Lightfoot alive and well

    Gordon Lightfoot, it seems, learned of his own passing much later than most Canadians.

    Unbeknownst to the 71-year-old Canadian folk icon, he was declared dead – first by a Twitter poster in Ottawa, then by a plethora of news websites, then by just about every other media outlet in the country – during a visit to his dentist on Thursday afternoon. It was only when he innocently flipped on the radio while driving back to his office that he learned that he was no longer alive. According to some reports, in fact, he had died the night before.

    “I’m fine. I’m in great health. I’ve been doing just fine. The whole thing’s a hoax,” said Lightfoot during another call, this one to 680 News, joking that “all of a sudden, my music is in heavy rotation.”

    “We’re gonna be getting calls here all afternoon, I’m sure … I really appreciate the concern. I don’t know what to make of it but I hope that we’ll find out. But I’m fine.”
    http://www.thestar.com/entertainment...-and-well?bn=1

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    Anne Murray, Burton Cummings and all members of Rush are all accounted for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lexiintoronto View Post
    Anne Murray, Burton Cummings and all members of Rush are all accounted for.
    Whew.

    But what of Luba and Corey Hart?

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    Can you imagine driving along and hearing your name on the radio with a report that you had died? I would probably wreck my car.

    Glad to hear he's still alive, along with all Rush members, Anne Murray, and Burton Cummings. I do wonder about Corey Hart though. I haven't seen him around in a very long time. :-)

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    And now I have Rush and G. Lightfoot songs, with a sprinkling of C. Hart songs, running through my head... at the same time. LOL


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    Quote Originally Posted by Peachy View Post
    And now I have Rush and G. Lightfoot songs, with a sprinkling of C. Hart songs, running through my head... at the same time. LOL
    "Tom Sawyer on the Edmund Fitzgerald (Wearing his Sunglasses at Night)"?

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    I thought I had heard this rumor before about him Duck awhile back. Maybe they like to keep burying him. I can't imagine this happening to anyone.

    Remember Fish? They keep saying he is dead and he is alive and kicking. Still having a good time at the last read, in his 80's.

    Goz

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhyaDuck? View Post
    "Tom Sawyer on the Edmund Fitzgerald (Wearing his Sunglasses at Night)"?
    Yep, that's all in there somewhere. It's quite the musical compilation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gozgals View Post
    I thought I had heard this rumor before about him Duck awhile back. Maybe they like to keep burying him. I can't imagine this happening to anyone.

    Remember Fish? They keep saying he is dead and he is alive and kicking. Still having a good time at the last read, in his 80's.

    Goz
    Abe Vigoda? When we saw him in one of the Super Bowl commercials, everyone in the room shouted, "He's still alive? I thought he was dead!"

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    Oh, one more...

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