Kiwi Newspaper Mistakes Stan Lee For Spike Lee In Obituary

Lee-ky editing.


Ryan Warren

14 November 2018

Ryan Warren

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Yesterday the most famous person in the history of comic books/graphic novels, Stan Lee passed away at the age of 95.

Stan Lee, the chairman of Marvel Comics, was credited with creating some of the most famous fictional characters of the last century.

His life and work received deserved praise when news of his passing spread around the world.

Unfortunately though, Lee's great legacy hasn't stopped The Gisborne Herald in New Zealand mistaking him for African-American director Spike Lee.

On the front page of yesterday's paper they had a picture of Stan Lee accompanied with the text: "Spike Lee dies at 95". 

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Unfortunately for them, that isn't Spike Lee - who is well and truely alive at the age of 61.

Lee, Spike not Stan, took to his Instagram to call out the mistake, saying: "God Bless Stan Lee. Me? Not Yet. And Dat's Da "I'm Still A Live, And Strivin'" Truth,Ruth. YA-DIG? SHO-NUFF."

You can probably call that some 'Lee-ky' editing from The Gisborne Herald...

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