French public radio RFI apologized on Monday for mistakenly posting obituaries for a number of still very living celebrities, including British Queen Elizabeth and Brazilian football hero Pelé.
Citing a “technical glitch” that prompted the publication of the obituaries on its website on Monday, the broadcaster said: “We apologize to those affected and to you who follow and trust us.
“We are mobilizing to correct this major bug,” said RFI’s Twitter account, which saw itself the target of many online derision for the error.
Other people declared dead by RFI included Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, former US President Jimmy Carter, Cuban leader Raul Castro, actors Clint Eastwood, Sophia Loren and Brigitte Bardot – all in their 80s and 80s. 90 years old.
French business magnate Bernard Tapie, 77, whose obituary had been published prematurely by other media outlets at least twice previously, was also on RFI’s list.
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