History Main / ReportsOfMyDeathWereGreatlyExaggerated

23rd May '17 6:34:50 PM Daeolus
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** Inverted with Generalissimo Fransisco Franco, who has been correctly reported as still dead... but Weekend Update still maintains reporters on the scene in the event that his condition changes. [[Note: The Original Gag was spoofing the media reports over-reporting his failing health in an attempt to avoid this trope.[[/Note]]

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** Inverted with Generalissimo Fransisco Franco, who has been correctly reported as still dead... but Weekend Update still maintains reporters on the scene in the event that his condition changes. [[Note: [[note]] The Original Gag was spoofing the media reports over-reporting his failing health in an attempt to avoid this trope.[[/Note]][[/note]]
23rd May '17 6:24:46 PM Daeolus
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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' featured a guy being frozen for almost three years. He comes back to his wife who says that she assumed he was dead and married someone else and now had two kids, aged 8 and 15. After awhile, the guy says, "Wait, 8 and 15?".

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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' featured a guy being frozen for almost three years. He comes back to his wife who says that she assumed he was dead and married someone else and now had two kids, aged 8 and 15. 13. After awhile, the guy says, "Wait, 8 "8 and 15?".13!?".
4th May '17 4:13:15 PM HeroGal2347
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* In the ''ComicBook/DuckTales'' one-shot "Double Indemnity", Magica's clone of Launchpad forces the boys and Scrooge out of the plane into a sandstorm, and then Magica starts a camel stampede to get them trampled. They survive (of course) and Scrooge quickly gets back to declare that the assassination attempts failed.
28th Apr '17 8:11:04 PM TheInimitableECypher
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* A newspaper mistakenly published an obituary for Alfred Nobel, instead of his deceased brother. Nobel was shocked to see a newspaper crowing that "the merchant of death is dead" due to his invention of dynamite and gun proplellants, and was inspired to start the Nobel Prize so that he would be remembered for something else. It worked.

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* A newspaper mistakenly published an obituary for Alfred Nobel, instead of his deceased brother. Nobel was shocked to see a newspaper crowing that "the merchant of death is dead" due to his invention of dynamite and gun proplellants, propellants, and was inspired to start the Nobel Prize so that he would be remembered for something else. It worked.
21st Apr '17 8:55:04 PM Premonition45
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* During Creator/JuliaLouisDreyfus' acceptance speech at the 2016 Emmy Awards in September 2016, she paid tribute to her father, who'd passed away two days earlier. However, many Twitter users started mistakenly paying tribute to ''[[Creator/RichardDreyfuss Richard]] [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Dreyfuss]]'', [[http://www.thewrap.com/julia-louis-dreyfus-father-richard-dreyfuss-not-dead-emmys/ which somewhat amused him]].

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* During Creator/JuliaLouisDreyfus' acceptance speech at the 2016 Emmy Awards in September 2016, Awards, she paid tribute to her father, who'd passed away two days earlier. However, many Twitter users started mistakenly paying tribute to ''[[Creator/RichardDreyfuss Richard]] [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Dreyfuss]]'', [[http://www.thewrap.com/julia-louis-dreyfus-father-richard-dreyfuss-not-dead-emmys/ which somewhat amused him]].
21st Apr '17 8:54:45 PM Premonition45
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* During Creator/JuliaLouisDreyfus' acceptance speech at the 2016 Emmy Awards in September 2016, she paid tribute to her father, who'd passed away two days earlier. However, many Twitter users started mistakenly paying tribute to ''[[Creator/RichardDreyfuss Richard]] [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Dreyfuss]]'', [[http://www.thewrap.com/julia-louis-dreyfus-father-richard-dreyfuss-not-dead-emmys/ which somewhat amused him]].
19th Apr '17 11:42:51 PM IJVin
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** In the 40th anniversary special, many jokes were made at the expense of one former cast member that listed him as a beloved cast member that was no longer with us, only to cut to him, sitting in the Live Studio Audience, reacting as if this was news to him. Culminated with him being listed in the end of a montage of all the deceased cast and crew, with the slow motion of his WTH expression from earlier and somber music.

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** In the 40th anniversary special, many jokes were made at the expense of one former cast member Jon Lovitz that listed him as a beloved cast member that was no longer with us, only to cut to him, sitting in the Live Studio Audience, reacting as if this was news to him. Culminated with him being listed in the end of a montage of all the deceased cast and crew, with the slow motion of his WTH expression from earlier and somber music.
15th Apr '17 2:43:55 PM Eddy1215
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See also FirstLawOfResurrection, where character was meant to be KilledOffForReal, but was brought back from the dead in sequels. A form of DramaticIrony if the audience is aware he's alive while the characters aren't.

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See also FirstLawOfResurrection, where character was meant to be KilledOffForReal, but was brought back from the dead in sequels. A form of DramaticIrony if the audience is aware he's alive while the characters aren't. \n Often goes hand in hand with OurHeroIsDead.
15th Apr '17 2:05:04 PM mariofan1000
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11th Apr '17 8:41:56 PM bwburke94
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* Prior to his real death in 2008, Doctor Who regular Kevin Stoney (Mavic Chen, Tobias Vaughn, and Tyrum) was reported dead in 1985 according to Dreamwatch. However, he appeared at a convention 2 years later to prove he's still alive, which shocked many fans.

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* Prior to his real death in 2008, Doctor Who ''Series/DoctorWho'' regular Kevin Stoney (Mavic (who played Mavic Chen, Tobias Vaughn, and Tyrum) was reported dead in 1985 according to Dreamwatch. However, he appeared at a convention 2 years later in 1987 to prove he's still alive, which shocked many fans.



* For the longest time, the English voice of Mewtwo ("Philip Bartlett") in ''Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie'' was believed to have died in 2001. However, in 2014, [[http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13970 the actor himself came out to put an end to all the confusion]], revealing that he was still alive and that he wasn't even credited under his real name (Jay Goede).

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* For the longest time, the English voice of Mewtwo ("Philip Bartlett") in ''Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie'' (credited as "Philip Bartlett") was believed to have died in 2001. However, in 2014, [[http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13970 the actor himself came out to put an end to all the confusion]], revealing that he was still alive and that he wasn't even credited under his real name (Jay Goede).was Jay Goede.



* In the midst of a celebrity death epidemic in January 2016 that claimed Music/DavidBowie and Creator/AlanRickman among others, someone made a deeply ridiculous article stating that Franchise/TheMuppets' SelfDemonstrating/{{Animal}} (a fictional character) had died. While the Muppet team has yet to respond to this, [[http://www.snopes.com/muppet-animal-death-hoax/ Snopes was quick to debunk the rumor]].

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* In the midst of a celebrity death epidemic in January 2016 that claimed Music/DavidBowie and Creator/AlanRickman among others, someone made a deeply ridiculous article stating that Franchise/TheMuppets' ''Franchise/TheMuppets''[='=] SelfDemonstrating/{{Animal}} (a fictional character) had died. While the Muppet team has yet to respond to this, [[http://www.snopes.com/muppet-animal-death-hoax/ Snopes was quick to debunk the rumor]].



* In a truly tragic and bizarre turn, when popular fan fiction writer "becuzitswrong" (whose collective stories have over half a million subscribers on fanfiction.net) started suffering serious delays in updating because of chronic health problems, a rumor made the rounds that the writer had died. Eventually, he posted an update to several fan fiction archives saying that, no, he was still alive and would be returning to regular updates soon. He even went so far as to quote the line "reports of my death were greatly exaggerated" and said that "things have finally calmed down and I am starting to write again. It is a wonderful feeling." He died for real less than a week after this announcement was posted.

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* In a truly tragic and bizarre turn, when popular fan fiction writer "becuzitswrong" (whose collective stories have over half a million subscribers on fanfiction.net) started suffering serious delays in updating because of chronic health problems, a rumor made the rounds that the writer had died. Eventually, he posted an update to several fan fiction archives saying that, no, he was still alive and would be returning to regular updates soon. He even went so far as to quote the line "reports of my death were greatly exaggerated" and said that "things have finally calmed down and I am starting to write again. It is a wonderful feeling." He Unfortunately, he died for real less than a week after this announcement was posted.
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