Feb.7 (GMM/Inautonews.com) The French hospital treating Michael Schumacher has denied wild rumours the seven time world champion is dead.

The rumours spread on social networking sites including Twitter, but a spokesperson for the Grenoble hospital told the French-language news agency AFP: “The hospital denies that Michael Schumacher has died.”

The online edition of Le Point, a French newsmagazine, said the rumours of Schumacher’s death prompted dozens of media representatives to flock to the hospital.