KEY POINTS

  • Musk had shared a post that appeared to be a communication from a Russian officer
  • His death tweet on Monday raised concerns among many of his 91 million followers
  • This is not the first time Musk has talked about death

Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who has been known to create a buzz with his tweets, caused quite a stir on social media with a personal "death" message Monday.

The 50-year-old took to his Twitter account to write: “If I die under mysterious circumstances, it’s been nice knowin ya."

His tweet generated reactions from not only his followers, but also his mother, who seemed to be angry at the cryptic post.

"This is not funny," Elon's mother, Maye Musk, reacted. Replying to her comment, Elon apologized saying: "Sorry! I will do my best to stay alive."

Before this tweet, the tech mogul had shared a post that appeared to be a communication from a Russian officer, in which it said Tesla CEO was involved in "supplying the fascist forces in Ukraine with military communication equipment." In another post, showing the translated version, the sender alleged "according to our information, the delivery of the Starlink equipment was carried out by the Pentagon." 

It is believed the source the communication is referring to is "the testimony of the captured commander of the 36th Marine Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Colonel Dmitry Kormyankov." It also threatened the tech mogul saying, "And for this, Elon, you will be held accountable like an adult - no matter how much you'll play the fool."

Elon's death tweet Monday raised the concerns among many of his 91 million followers, while some did not take the message well.

“Elon Musk, nothing will happen to you, you have our support and we'll stand by your side on matter what!” a user named Rex Miles commented.

“I hope you are joking,” another account said. “Millions of people across the world are relying on you to save liberty in the public square. Hire the best security money can buy.”

Others took jibes at him.

"Paying your fair share of taxes isn’t the end of the world," said Democrat politician Sema Hernandez.

In the past, the billionaire has been vocal about death, saying it was critical to the human progress.

"It is important for us to die because most of the time people don't change their mind, they just die," he said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal's CEO Council Summit in December.

"If you live forever, we might become a very ossified society where new ideas cannot succeed," Elon noted.

Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk has raised $7.1 billion from wealthy investors and funds to finance his Twitter takeover Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk has raised $7.1 billion from wealthy investors and funds to finance his Twitter takeover Photo: GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA via AFP / Dimitrios Kambouris