Gordon Lightfoot Not Dead, Despite Obituary
Not too close, apparently: Gordon Lightfoot is alive.
Some outlets, like PhillyBurbs.com, got as far as reminiscence ("Bob Dylan loved Gordon Lightfoot, and so did I") before the hoax, allegedly spread via Twitter, was discovered. Lightfoot is pictured here assuring fans that he is not dead.
The Sault St. Marie News had the wit to update, "Gordon Lightfoot is no longer dead." Lightfoot's hits include If You Could Read My Mind and The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, which was covered by the Butthole Surfers.