Looks like the Zune player's Samuel-Clemens-greatly-exaggerated demise yesterday was, well, not so greatly exaggerated. The new official word from Microsoft is that it will "no longer be producing Zune players."
After prematurely yanking the Zune HD off of the Zune website yesterday, Microsoft had originally claimed it was a publishing error. Nope. This is the end of the road for the hardware end of the Zune line, though the official post notes that the company will continue to honor warranties and provide customer service for recently-purchased Zunes or, god help you, to anyone who buys one going forward.