Apparently People Magazine published an obituary for legendary actor Kirk Douglas. This snafu was accidentally published by staffers. It’s common practice for news organizations to write an obituary for prominent figures. Once that person does pass away, they will publish the obituary. Even though there were specific instructions that stated “DO NOT PUBLISH,” this mistake still slipped through the hands of the Editors.
This isn’t the first time something like this has happened. The Internet is full of celebrity death hoax’s. Often times you’ll hear it on the news that a celebrity has died. One in particular celebrity that people always claims has died is George Clooney and Nicholas Cage. What’s funny about this whole thing is when the actual celebrity responds via Twitter stating they’re still alive. A recent death announcement was of Chumlee of the reality TV show, Pawn Stars. It was said he had a heart attack, but later responded via Twitter that he was very much alive.
With this news of Kirk Douglas, the trending topic on Twitter has everyone wondering if People Magazine should just leave the obituary up until the actor does die. As harsh as it may sound, that’s just the reality of what people are thinking when it comes to older celebrities.
Lucky for us, we got a screen shot of the obituary before it was taken down. You’ll see that this was actually a great obit. It takes time to honor Douglas through his successes, trials and triumphs of his life and career. It’s a great read, and you’ll get to see how this “living legend” became so famous.