History Main / ReportsofMyDeathWereGreatlyExaggerated

19th Sep '17 11:19:14 AM Premonition45
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* During Creator/JuliaLouisDreyfus' acceptance speech at the 2016 Emmy 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]].

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* During Creator/JuliaLouisDreyfus' acceptance speech at the 2016 Emmy Awards, she paid tribute to her father, father Gérard, 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]].
13th Sep '17 7:40:18 PM PaulA
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* ''Film/SeventhHeaven'': Chico comes home from UsefulNotes/WorldWarI just as his wife Diane is being told he was killed. As they embrace, he says that they said he was dead, but he'll never die. It's a heartwarming moment.

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* ''Film/SeventhHeaven'': Chico comes home from UsefulNotes/WorldWarI just as his wife Diane is being told he was killed. As they embrace, he says that they said he was dead, but he'll never die. It's a heartwarming moment.



* The episode "[[Recap/StarTrekS2E1AmokTime Amok Time]]" from ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' has this when Kirk and Spock are forced to fight to the death in some kind of Vulcan mating ritual. Spock seemingly kills Kirk (which snaps him out of a [[MateOrDie mating frenzy]], don't know what that says [[HoYay about their relationship]]) and returns to the Enterprise [[WhatHaveIDone devas]][[HeroicBSOD tated]] and ready to resign from Starfleet. Cue Kirk coming up behind him and asking "Don't you think you had better check with me first?". Cue Spock grabbing him and spinning him around [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming with the biggest, goofiest smile on his face]]. Turns out [=McCoy=] had injected Kirk with something during a time-out that he said was to help the human Kirk compensate for Vulcan's climate, but was really to make it look like Kirk had died so Spock would win.

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* The episode "[[Recap/StarTrekS2E1AmokTime Amok Time]]" from ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' has this when Kirk and Spock are forced to fight to the death in some kind of Vulcan mating ritual. Spock seemingly kills Kirk (which snaps him out of a [[MateOrDie mating frenzy]], don't know what that says [[HoYay about their relationship]]) and returns to the Enterprise [[WhatHaveIDone devas]][[HeroicBSOD tated]] and ready to resign from Starfleet. Cue Kirk coming up behind him and asking "Don't you think you had better check with me first?". Cue Spock grabbing him and spinning him around [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming with the biggest, goofiest smile on his face]].face. Turns out [=McCoy=] had injected Kirk with something during a time-out that he said was to help the human Kirk compensate for Vulcan's climate, but was really to make it look like Kirk had died so Spock would win.



* Creator/RudyardKipling was also once declared dead by a magazine, to which he wrote a letter saying [[CrowningMomentOfFunny "I've just read that I am dead. Don't forget to delete me from your list of subscribers."]]

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* Creator/RudyardKipling was also once declared dead by a magazine, to which he wrote a letter saying [[CrowningMomentOfFunny "I've just read that I am dead. Don't forget to delete me from your list of subscribers."]]"
5th Sep '17 5:07:03 PM DavidDelony
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* [[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers The Daily Telegraph]] mistakenly reported the death of folk violinist Dave Swarbrick of the band Music/FairportConvention, saying that he had died at home in Coventry. Swarbrick later said "[[ToughRoom It isn't the first time I've died in Coventry.]]" Swarbrick died for real in 2016.

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* [[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers The Daily Telegraph]] mistakenly reported the death of folk violinist Dave Swarbrick of the band Music/FairportConvention, Music/FairportConvention in 1999, saying that he had died at home in Coventry. Swarbrick later said "[[ToughRoom It isn't the first time I've died in Coventry.]]" Swarbrick died for real in 2016.
5th Sep '17 5:05:44 PM DavidDelony
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* [[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers The Daily Telegraph]] mistakenly reported the death of Dave Swarbrick of the band Music/FairportConvention, saying that he had died at home in Coventry. Swarbrick later said "[[ToughRoom It isn't the first time I've died in Coventry.]]"

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* [[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers The Daily Telegraph]] mistakenly reported the death of folk violinist Dave Swarbrick of the band Music/FairportConvention, saying that he had died at home in Coventry. Swarbrick later said "[[ToughRoom It isn't the first time I've died in Coventry.]]"]]" Swarbrick died for real in 2016.
31st Aug '17 5:30:17 AM twilicorn
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* [[http://www.deadoraliveinfo.com/dead.nsf/pages-nf/main deadoraliveinfo.com]] is a good site to disprove this trope - only, new names have only been added infrequently since about 2008, and there's very few people currently (2017) in the database born after 1958[[note]]their criteria for having a living person included in their database include being 50 or older[[/note]]. Not to mention that it still lists certain dead people, such as Ruby Mohammed, Creator/JoanFontaine, Creator/MaureenOHara, Creator/StanFreberg, and the previously-mentioned Ray Price as still being alive. That said, the siterunners will still update someone's life status to accommodate their death (and occasionally the cause) if they really need to.

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* [[http://www.deadoraliveinfo.com/dead.nsf/pages-nf/main deadoraliveinfo.com]] is a good site to disprove this trope - only, new names have only been added infrequently since about 2008, and there's very few people currently (2017) in the database born after 1958[[note]]their criteria for having a living person included in their database include being 50 or older[[/note]]. Not to mention that it still lists certain dead people, such as Ruby Mohammed, Creator/JoanFontaine, Creator/MaureenOHara, Creator/StanFreberg, and the previously-mentioned Ray Price as still being alive. That said, the siterunners will still update someone's life status to accommodate their death (and occasionally the cause) if they really need to. Nowadays the [[http://www.celebritydeathbeeper.com/ Celebrity Death Beeper]] is your best bet.
30th Aug '17 12:46:05 PM isolato
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* Jaroslav Hašek, author of [[Literature/TheGoodSoldierSvejk The Good Soldier Švejk]], summed up various accounts depicting his alleged death during his UsefulNotes/WorldWarI captivity in Russia (and short stint as a Bolshevik commissar):

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* Jaroslav Hašek, author of [[Literature/TheGoodSoldierSvejk ''[[Literature/TheGoodSoldierSvejk The Good Soldier Švejk]], Švejk]]'', summed up various accounts depicting his alleged death during his UsefulNotes/WorldWarI captivity in Russia (and short stint as a Bolshevik commissar):
23rd Aug '17 7:01:24 AM JackG
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-->'''Avon:''' Servalan was planning on sending you [my] corpse, but the [[TitleDrop rumours of my death]]--

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-->'''Avon:''' Servalan [[BigBad Servalan]] was planning on sending you [my] corpse, but the [[TitleDrop rumours of my death]]--
23rd Aug '17 7:00:40 AM JackG
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* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. Lampshaded at the end of "Rumors of Death", in which Avon discovers his LostLenore wasn't tortured to death as he believed, but was actually a DoubleAgent for the SecretPolice.
-->'''Avon:''' Servalan was planning on sending you [my] corpse, but the [[TitleDrop rumours of my death]]--
-->'''Tarrant:''' --have been greatly exaggerated.
-->'''Avon:''' ''(to himself)'' Well, [[DespairEventHorizon slightly exaggerated, anyway.]]
12th Aug '17 7:32:52 AM Naram-Sin
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* Ugandan anti-death penalty activist Edward Edmary Mpagi spent 18 years in death row for the murder of a businessman named George William Wandyaka. In reality, Wandyaka had been injured during a home robbery, but survived. However, the outbreak of civil war in Uganda cut communications between Masaka (where the attack took place) and the capital Kampala (where Mpagi was arrested), making preventing the correction of the error.

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* Ugandan anti-death penalty activist Edward Edmary Mpagi spent 18 years in death row for the murder of a businessman named George William Wandyaka. In reality, Wandyaka had been injured during a home robbery, but survived. However, the outbreak of civil war in Uganda cut communications between Masaka (where the attack took place) and the capital Kampala (where Mpagi was arrested), making preventing the correction of the error.
12th Aug '17 7:30:42 AM Naram-Sin
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* Ugandan anti-death penalty activist Edward Edmary Mpagi spent 18 years in death row for the murder of a businessman named George William Wandyaka. In reality, Wandyaka had been injured during a home robbery, but survived. However, the outbreak of civil war in Uganda cut communications between Masaka (where the attack took place) and the capital Kampala (where Mpagi was arrested), making preventing the correction of the error.
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