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A premature obituary is an obituary published whose subject is not actually deceased at the time of publication. Examples of premature obituaries range from that of arms manufacturer Alfred Nobel, whose premature obituary condemning him as a "merchant of death" may have caused him to create the Nobel Prize, to black nationalist Marcus Garvey, whose actual death was apparently caused by reading his own obituary. This article only lists the recipients of incorrect death reports (not just formal obituaries) from publications, media organisations, official bodies, and widely used information sources such as the Internet Movie Database; but not mere rumours of deaths. People who were presumed (though not categorically declared) to be dead, and joke death reports that were widely believed, are also included.
Originally posted by LiquidAsh
Is this thread a joke or prank? I swear that I read this thread 2 weeks ago. This is very confusing to me right now.
Edit. I was thinking of the the seamus thread. Almost broke my brain...loledit on 6-5-2013 by LiquidAsh because: being stupid
Originally posted by meaningless333
I have a recollection of Ernest Borgnine´s death some 15 to 20 years ago!
On a side note i wish i could go back to the eighties! Music was so much better.
Originally posted by LizardSlicks
So something slips your mind or shows itself to be a little different than your smoothed over memory tells you it must be and the answer is you have fallen into an alternate reality? Have you ever spaced-out and lost a few seconds? Well then that must have been the world holding its breath and freezing altogether to allow you to refocus. Reading through the posts I get the feeling that the majority of the contributors are too old to be entertaining such a flimsy cop out of responsibilities. Everything is always changing. Opinions, "facts", legacies; nothing is really set in stone. The world and reality is not changed whatsoever because moms old pie recipe used to use nutmeg and now she claims to not have any idea what that is. And just because you thought you heard that a celebrity was dead a long time ago and is actually not is not proof of anything but your tendency to believe things without proper confirmation. Have fun humoring each other with theories on alternate realities to explain away the one you're in. Since the possibility of a simple mistake made in your mind is outside this realm of possibility and it must be the whole dimension that goes with you, the sheer brainpower inherent in this thread should be enough to construct a favorable, safe reality for the lost to wander through worrying about the color of their shoelaces when they were 9, or maybe we can find a real holographic cowboy that can wrangle all your poor fools back into your proper places!