BBC Information was the initially outlet Thursday to report on the passing of tv legend Mary Tyler Moore — additional than 4 years right after she in fact died.
The venerable British broadcaster’s “Breaking News” Twitter account elevated eyebrows when it shared the obituary of the American icon.
“Emmy award-profitable US actress Mary Tyler Moore dies aged 80, her publicist suggests,” the account tweeted.
Just one difficulty: Moore died on Jan. 25, 2017.
FLASHBACK: Television ICON MARY TYLER MOORE Dead AT 80
The tweet was afterwards deleted, but not prior to Twitter had been set ablaze with confusion and mockery, with other end users paying tribute to the late actress.
The company later tweeted, “An previously tweet about the dying of Mary Tyler Moore in 2017 was despatched from @BBCBreaking due to a technological error. This has subsequently been taken off.”
Moore was ideal regarded for her starring roles on “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and “The Mary Tyler Moore Display.” She also acquired an Oscar nomination for her position in the 1980 movie “Normal Individuals.”
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Some of her previous Tv set roles were guest places on “That ’70s Show,” “Lipstick Jungle,” and “Hot in Cleveland.”
Over the class of her job, Moore won seven Emmys and obtained a whopping 15 total nominations. She also won three Golden Globes.