Rest easy, Carlos Santana fans. A report surfaced Wednesday claiming that the legendary guitarist had died. Santana's team shortly after took to social media to squash the rumors and reassure fans the 68-year-old singer is alive and well.
From Team Santana: Carlos is alive and well and enjoying his morning! Thank you all for your concern, but the... http://t.co/YtS1Ry4c50
— Carlos Santana (@SantanaCarlos) September 30, 2015
A Canadian reporter from CBC reported on Twitter the "Oye Como Va" singer was found dead in his car. He said the information came from people with direct knowledge of the situation. The tweets have since been deleted and the reporter has posted an apology.
I unreservedly apologize for previous tweets regarding Carlos Santana. Wrong to rely on single source, and against CBC policy besides.
— Chris Walker (@ChrisWalkerCBC) September 30, 2015
The musician has been busy as of late. He performed the National Anthem at the NBA Finals in June. According to USA Today, he also joined a group of Latino stars earlier this month, including Gloria Estefan, Shakira, and Haitian rapper Wyclef Jean, to record a song to combat anti-Mexican comments made by presidential candidate Donald Trump.
Santana is 10-time Grammy Award winner and three-time Latin Grammy winner. He's the mastermind behind hit songs like "Smooth," "Maria, Maria" "Black Magic Woman" and "The Game of Love." He has collaborated with several artists over the years, including Rob Thomas, Chad Kroeger, Michelle Branch, Dave Matthews and Seal. The guitarist was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.
Santana can be seen next playing several live shows later this year in Arizona and will play eight straight shows at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas beginning Nov. 4. The singer last released an album in May 2014, titled "Corazón."