- The Washington Times - Monday, December 1, 2014

Kirk Douglas, Hollywood hefty-weight and winner of an honorary Academy Award, got a sneak preview of his obituary when a recent People magazine post announced his death — only he’s not dead.

In addition, the headline of “Kirk Douglas Dies” was preceded by the all-caps, clearly readable “DO NOT PUB” tag, USA Today reported.

People has since removed the obituary from its website, but not before social media got a good look at it.

“Kirk Douglas is one of the few lucky people to see what his obit might say once he dies,” tweeted one, USA Today reported.

“Kirk Douglas: not dead yet, but @peoplemag must think he’s close,” tweeted another.

And yet another, referring to the Sept. 29, 2014, date that was curiously affixed next to the People post: “Did you know that according to a People Magazine obit, Kirk Douglas has been dead since September?”

One more: “I hope that Kirk Douglas, like the rest of us, is reading his DO NOT PUB obituary in People,” USA Today reported.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide