DJ Tiesto Dead? Tiesto Twitter Says No

dj tiestoThe Internet is buzzing with the rumor that Dutch musician DJ Tiesto is dead after a fatal car accident. Reports say he lost control of his car on Interstate 80 in California. However, according to his Tiesto Twitter account, he's alive and well. He tweeted:

"It's nice to read that people care about my life. Thank you for all the support. It's good to be alive and to get so much love from You xx."

So who is DJ Tiesto?


The internationally known DJ and record producer -- who recently dropped the "DJ" from his name and became simply Tiesto -- is probably most famous for his tracks "In Search of Sunrise" and "Beautiful." He's also the first DJ to play live on stage at an Olympics (Summer Olympics 2004 in Athens, Greece).

We know him here in the United States because of his 2000 remix of Delerium's "Silence" featuring Sarah McLachlin (clip below). He's recently worked with such artists as Maroon 5, Flo Rida, Sean Kingston, and Three 6 Mafia.

Tiesto isn't the only celebrity to have been rumored to have died in a car crash. If you remember back, there were urban legends that Justin Bieber, Paul McCartney, Johnny Depp, Will Smith, and even Eminem were dead after fatal car accidents. Seems like Tiesto is in good company!


Image via Twitter

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