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Carlos Santana is alive and well

Posted at 10:31 AM, Sep 30, 2015

Carlos Santana became the latest victim of a celebrity death hoax this week.

The rumors first started to fly on Tuesday, according to USA Today. They were kicked off by a Facebook page titled "R.I.P. Carlos Santana," which reportedly posted a notice of his passing on Monday.

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The rumors intensified on early Wednesday morning after Chris Walker with CBC Kelowna reportedly tweeted that the 68-year-old performer had passed away. The tweets have since been deleted, but he did post an apology.

Santana (or at least someone on his team) apparently also heard the rumors and took to Twitter and Facebook to reassure fans.


The legendary guitarist is a resident headliner in Las Vegas. He performs at the Hard Rock hotel-casino.

Earlier this month, he stopped by Opportunity Village, which provides services to people with mental and physical disabilities, to donate several acoustic guitars and percussion instruments. He has made it a tradition to visit different nonprofit organizations in Las Vegas before his headlining runs at the House of Blues inside the Mandalay Bay hotel-casino. 

Santana's next Vegas performance is scheduled for Nov. 4.