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The superstar DJ also known as Joel Zimmerman woke up Monday morning to yet another death hoax making its way through the twittersphere (and one gullible Australian music news site) after pranksters altered his Wikipedia page to read: "On December 11, 2011, a day after performing at the 2011 Spike Video Game Awards Joel collapsed in his hotel room in Los Angeles due to exhaustion and apparent Alcohol intoxication."
Whomever edited this wiki got pretty darn detailed, considering it allegedly happened only hours earlier, writing: "After friends attempted to enter his room but were unable to get a response, they reportedly called his phone, then asked management to open the door after he didn't answer. They found him on the floor, not breathing. He was subsequently rushed to the emergency room and pronounced dead on arrival."
In reality, Deadmau5 did perform at the VGA awards and, according to his later tweet, "did get pretty wasted last night." But mostly Zimmerman just seemed disappointed at how boring his supposed death was.
"Once again, extremely disappointed by the insanely uncreative death rumor," he posted on Facebook. "i thought we had all agreed on acid spitting koala's skydiving and volcano? oh well... still glad to see some 'press' taking this s--- seriously."
This follows CNN allegedly reporting that Skrillex had snuffed it in a plane crash on Dec. 9. While the dubstep producer tweeted his disappointment ("Third death rumor about me this year...wtf?") we're sure Deadmau5 was totes jealous that his DJ peer got a more interesting death hoax than, y'know, getting drunk.