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Carlos Santana victim of death hoax

Carlos Santana rehearses prior to Game Two of the 2015 NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers at ORACLE Arena on June 7, 2015, in Oakland, California.

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In case you're wondering, Carlos Santana is alive and well.

The Grammy-winning musician was the victim of a death hoax Wednesday after rumors started flying that he had died at age 68. One reporter from the CBC claimed via Twitter: "Family member found Carlos Santana deceased in his car last night, says source."

The rumors didn't last long, though. Santana's team quickly released the following statement: "Carlos is alive and well and enjoying his morning! Thank you all for your concern, but the reports of his passing are false."

From Team Santana: Carlos is alive and well and enjoying his morning! Thank you all for your concern, but the reports of his passing are false.

Posted by Carlos Santana on Wednesday, September 30, 2015


Phew!

Santana has been doing a residency at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. His next show is slated for Nov. 4.

He recently released a revealing new memoir called "The Universal Tone: Bringing My Story to Light."

In an interview last year with CBS News, Santana talked about his love for playing guitar: "I love melting cynical people's hearts. I love where one note just -- especially when people are like cement, you know -- 'I dare you to make me like you,' you know?"