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Gordon Lightfoot, still living, breathing and singing

February 22, 2010 |  2:48 pm

You might have heard the most recent celebrity death rumor last week when for a short time on Thursday Canadian singer Gordon Lightfoot was rumored to be dead.

Not true, his representatives reassured inquiring minds after speaking with the singer.

One of the best accounts of how a reporter goes about confirming such news surfaced over the weekend in the London Free Press, a newspaper based in Ontario, Canada.

All this while Canadian media was busy covering the Vancouver Olympics.

Now, as we return to covering noteworthy figures who are actually gone, enjoy this YouTube video.

-- Claire Noland