James Gunn Forced To Confirm He’s Still Alive After Obituary Mix-Up

James Gunn was forced to take to Twitter to confirm that he’s still alive after Deadline posted an obituary for another person called James Gunn. You can have a look at Gunn’s post on Twitter.

The article in question was actually an obituary for a James E. Gunn, who was a prolific science-fiction writer. He died at the age of 97. But, when the article was first published on Deadline, it didn’t have that information in the headline.

Therefore, quite a few people thought the obituary was for James Gunn – the director of Guardians of the Galaxy and the upcoming The Suicide Squad movie. He had to take to Twitter to let his fans know he wasn’t dead.

No – James Gunn is still alive, but James E. Gunn has sadly passed away

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Here’s what Gunn wrote on Twitter about the whole obituary thing that Deadline posted and lead to people thinking he’s died:

For the record, I’ve gotten dozens of messages from close friends & relatives who read this headline quickly & freaked out. I am alive. Different James Gunn – may he Rest in Peace. (But, @DEADLINE, you might have considered wording this differently).

So, for all you DCEU and Marvel Cinematic Universe fans out there, don’t worry. James Gunn is still with us. However, we have a lost a very good science-fiction writer. That said, at 97 he had a very good innings (as we say in the UK).

What do you make of this news? Did you think that the director James Gunn had died? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.


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