Comic book writer Stan Lee passed away Monday at age 95. Lee is responsible for creating some of the most iconic superheroes, including Spider-Man, The Hulk, Doctor Strange, Daredevil and Black Panther.
In his last several years, Lee had a bit of a career resurgence with the popularity of the Marvel movies. He served as a producer on most of those films and also made small cameos in nearly every single one of them. His name and career’s work will live through his memorable and beloved characters.
However, in announcing his passing, one newspaper in New Zealand got a bit confused. You know, there are some things in life that make you stop and wonder “how did that happen?” Well, this paper did just that.
The paper mixed up Stan Lee with with director and writer Spike Lee. They actually killed off 95 year-old Spike Lee, who is actually only 61 and very much alive.
Oops doesn’t even begin to cover this mistake.
RIP … *checks notes*
— Kenny Williams (@Ohheykenny) November 13, 2018