(Added: A commenter noted this late last night... Sorry, I missed this one.)
Now the Steve Goddard blog says it was hacked and that he is fine:
I'm skeptical, because I received an email announcing the death, and I have never received such a mass mailing from that site before.
In any case, I don't know what to think. Maybe it's still being hacked, or perhaps that it's all a hoax to show that people will (ha, ha) believe anything if it appears on the Web. Probably best not to believe anything new that appears there (if you ever did).