Published Nov 13, 2018While much of the world mourned the passing of Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee yesterday, one newspaper in New Zealand was marking the death of an entirely different celebrity — Spike Lee.
Making for a serious front-page blunder, New Zealand's Gisborne Herald pronounced the filmmaker dead, and now it's going viral for all the wrong reasons.
As you can see in a photo of the paper, the headline mistakenly wrote "Spike Lee Dies at 95" — though the director of such films as Do the Right Thing and Malcolm X is indeed very much still alive.
To clear up any doubt, in fact, Lee himself posted a photo of the typo-making newspaper, channelling one of the most famous lines from Do the Right Thing with the following caption: "God Bless Stan Lee. Me? Not Yet. And Dat's Da "I'm Still A Live, And Strivin'" Truth,Ruth. YA-DIG? SHO-NUFF."
So fear not, Lee — Spike but sadly not Stan — is still among us.