Obituary Headline Goes Viral Courtesy of One Very Unfortunate Typo
On Monday, Stan Lee, the legendary comic book pioneer who helped create famous Marvel superheroes like Spider-Man, Iron Man, Thor, Black Panther, and the Fantastic Four, died at the age of 95.
Tributes immediately poured in from fans all around the world, as well as from actors such as Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Ryan Reynolds, and Hugh Jackman—all of whom have portrayed superheroes invented by Lee.
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The late Editor-in-Chief of Marvel Comics was also honored in obituaries and tributes in newspaper’s around the world. Unfortunately, the Gisborne Herald, a daily evening newspaper in New Zealand, made a pretty glaring typo in their front-page commemoration.
Oh dear pic.twitter.com/9YfcbwYIlO
— Huw Turbervill (@huwzat) November 13, 2018
The mistake is being shared by many people on Twitter, most of whom are making the same joke.
There’s something different about Spike Lee but i can’t quite place it 🤔 pic.twitter.com/bjs6fxaHKY
— Kenny Williams (@Ohheykenny) November 13, 2018
Someone’s going to be in a lot of trouble.
— Charles Adler (@charlesadler) November 13, 2018
For the record, Spike Lee is an American filmmaker best known for movies like Malcolm X, Jungle Fever, Do the Right Thing, and, most recently, BlacKkKlansman, and is, as far as we know, still very much alive. (Phew!) And for more of today’s top news stories, read about how the police finally closed in on the viral “Ross from Friends” lookalike thief.
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