Newspaper's Massive Screw-Up Over Stan Lee's Death

A New Zealand newspaper has made a super-sized mistake on the front page of their Tuesday edition.

The Gisborne Herald featured an obituary to marvel creator Stan Lee, however, they confused him with another famous Mr Lee. The unfortunate mistake saw them farewell director Spike Lee, not Stan Lee.

They did however manage to get a photo of the correct Lee, so that's something.

The super-sized blunder. Image: The Gisborne Herald.

Spike Lee is the director of many films including Blackkklansman and 1992′s Malcolm X and to confirm, he is still very much alive and breathing.

On Tuesday morning, news broke that Marvel co-creator Stan Lee had passed away at the age of 95.

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Spike Lee (left) and Stan Lee (right) just for your own information. Image: Getty Images.

Lee's first Marvel Comic was The Fantastic Four, which was published in 1961. Other famous titles he had a hand in creating include Spider-Man, The X-Men, The Incredible Hulk, Black Panther, Iron Man and The Avengers.

Lee is survived by his daughter J.C. and younger brother. His wife of 69 years, Joan, died in July 2017.

Twitter users were quick to  notice the blunder and had a thing or two to say.

Featured Image: The Gisborne Herald. 

Contact Siobhan at skenna@networkten.com.au