It now appears that the be-uniformed one is not dead, and actually played a gig with the Rolling Stones since his apparent demise. Impressive.
In all seriousness, we apologise for misinforming you, and equally, we're relieved that the great man's ticker is still ticking, and that he's still rocking.
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In other not-dead news, these people were confirmed as also being alive and well today:
Eddie Van Halen
Gary Coleman from hit TV show D'fferent Strokes