What follows is not a real news article; nothing (that we know) happened to him.
Mark Knopfler is dead
Mark Knopfler, born on August 12, 1949 in Glasgow, was a Scottish guitarist, singer and songwriter, best known as a member of Dire Straits. He died on June 19, 2013 at the age of 63.
The news has left the world shocked and saddened.