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Newspaper Accidentally Reports Death Of Spike Lee In Stan Lee Obituary

Newspaper Accidentally Reports Death Of Spike Lee In Stan Lee Obituary

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Newspaper Accidentally Reports Death Of Spike Lee In Stan Lee Obituary

Spike Lee is very much alive at the age of 61.

A New Zealand newspaper messed up Stan Lee‘s obituary when it reported that famed film director Spike Lee had died instead.

READ: Stan Lee, Co-Creator Of Marvel Comics, Dead At 95

The Gisborne Herald made an error on its front page when it included an image of Stan with the following title: “‘Characters first, superheroes next’: Spike Lee Dies At 95.” Lee, who is 61, released his well-received film BlacKKKlansman earlier this year.

Stan was picked up by an ambulance from his Hollywood Hills home early Monday morning and rushed him to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where he passed away at the age of 95.

Throughout last year and early 2018, Lee was frequently in the news for his declining health. In February of this year, he revealed his battle with pneumonia in a heartfelt video.

Lee’s wife, Joan Lee, died in 2017 at the age of 95 from a stroke. He is survived by his daughter J.C. 

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“My father loved all of his fans. He was the greatest, most decent man,” J.C. said to TMZ.

This story will be updated as more information is revealed.

A number of celebrities have expressed their condolences since Stan’s passing including Questlove, Thundercat, Terry Crews, Samuel L. Jackson, and others.

“Thank you @TheRealStanLee for the escape from this world & great joy inhabiting the ones you created!! You made so many believe in the good, the heroic, the villainous, the exciting, most of all, you were giving & gracious to us all. RIP,” Jackson said.

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