Tesla and SpaceX CEO, Elon Musk has defied the serenity of the internet space hours ago when he takes about ‘dying under mysterious circumstances in a post that has alarmed his legions of admirers.
The billionaire who recently acquired the biggest share in Twitter and in his way to own the microblogging platform solely, posted,
“If I die under mysterious circumstances, it’s been nice knowin ya,” Musk tweeted.
His mother, Maye Musk, did not find his tweet funny at all and swiftly pointed it out to him immediately. Musk then apologized and said he will try his best to stay alive.
The announcement follows what was reported to be extensive discussions between Musk and Twitter’s board starting on Sunday that stretched into Monday.
Musk announced an offer to buy the social media platform on 14 April for $54.20 a share, or about $43bn.
The additional $1bn price tag is understood to reflect the purchase of additional shares revealed by Twitter.
The deal means Twitter is now on course to be taken private, ending its run on the stock market which began in 2013.
Its shares, briefly suspended for the announcement, were 6% up on the news but trading at $51 per share – well below the offer price or $54.20 – indicating that some scepticism remained over the takeover.
The new talks were prompted by Tesla and SpaceX chief Musk disclosing that he had secured financing for his offer, despite the company adopting a “poison pill” strategy, driving shareholders to urge the company’s management not to let a deal slip away.