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Michael Schumacher: Hospital denies rumors he's dead

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A hospital spokesperson today, Tuesday, Feb. 11 denied racecar legend Michael Schumacher is dead, according to an article in Kpop Starz. Rumors evidently have circulated around Grenoble, France that the seven-time world champion is dead.

Schumacher struck his head against a rock during a skiing accident more than a month ago in the Alps. His helmet reportedly split when he hit the rock. Originally conscious immediately following his fall, the German driver was transported to a hospital in Grenoble where he was placed into an induced coma by an elite medical team.

Reports indicated the medical team is attempting to bring him out of his coma with no success thus far. Wife Corrinne, 45, has been by his bedside on a daily basis talking to him. There are hopes the familiar sound of her voice will help him to wake up, according to an article in the London Daily Mail.

He has been in the coma five weeks now while his brain continues its healing process. Doctors have performed surgery.

Schumacher is the only Formula One driver in history to win seven world championships. He won his first two for the Bennetton team and his last five piloting cars for Ferrari. Not only was he reputed to be quick, but he also had a reputation as a highly-intelligent driver who could give valuable input to the engineers who would then make adjustments to his racecars.

There have been whispers by some in this French city that Schumacher could possibly remain in a "persistent vegetative state" even if he is successfully brought out of his medically-induced coma. Reports indicate the medical team has already begun efforts to bring him out of the coma.

His accident occurred on Dec. 29 and has caused a great deal of concern among his millions of fans around the globe. Fellow racecar driver Sebastian Vettel recently expressed his concern for Schumacher who was his boyhood idol. Vettel has now won consecutive Formula One world championships.

Juan Fangio is second on the alltime list with five world championships on the Grand Prix circuit during the 1950s.

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