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.
I unreservedly apologize for previous tweets regarding Carlos Santana. Wrong to rely on single source, and against CBC policy besides.
— Chris Walker (@ChrisWalkerCBC) September 30, 2015
Santana (or at least someone on his team) apparently also heard the rumors and took to Twitter and Facebook to reassure fans.
From Team Santana: Carlos is alive and well and enjoying his morning! Thank you all for your concern, but the... http://t.co/YtS1Ry4c50
— Carlos Santana (@SantanaCarlos) September 30, 2015
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.