James Blunt is not dead; Update: Blunt confirms he is alive

by Vicente
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A realistic-looking website purporting to be CNN is “reporting” that singer James Blunt died of cardiac arrest:

Entertainer James Blunt died after being taken to a hospital on Thursday having suffered cardiac arrest, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office.

A Los Angeles fire official told CNN that paramedics arrived at James Blunt’s home after a 911 call.

Paramedics took Blunt from his west Los Angeles home Thursday afternoon to UCLA Medical Center, where a team of physicians attempted to resuscitate him for more than an hour, said brother Jermaine Blunt. He said the famed singer was pronounced dead at 2:26 p.m. PT.

An autopsy is scheduled Friday, he said. Results are expected Friday afternoon, according to Lt. Fred Corral of the Los Angeles coroner’s office, who also said Blunt was unresponsive when he arrived at the hospital.

Many Twitter users are falling for the hoax:

https://twitter.com/#!/HoeNavy/status/199216622198726657

BREAKING NEWS: James Blunt dead at 35 after cardiac arrest. http://t.co/t9aYMXwj

— Jorge (@cokep) May 6, 2012

James Blunt dead at 35 after cardiac arrest http://t.co/Ydypw8XI

— Carlos Villalba (@CarlosEsDelAlbo) May 6, 2012

As far as we know, CNN’s website is located at CNN.com not benkling.com. Twitchy verdict: unadulterated B.S.

Update: Via his Facebook page, James Blunt confirms he is alive.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/05/06/james-blunt-is-not-dead/

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