They really “bleu” it.
A French radio station mistakenly published online the obituaries of about 100 still very-much-alive public figures — including Queen Elizabeth II, Clint Eastwood and Jimmy Carter.
Radio France Internationale (RFI) apologized Monday for the error, saying a “technical problem” had caused unedited drafts of the death notices to go up on its website a oui bit prematurely.
“We offer our apologies to the people concerned and to you who follow and trust us,” the public broadcaster said in a statement. “We are doing all we can to rectify this major bug.”
The obits were also picked up by some of RFI’s partner platforms including Google and Yahoo before being hastily taken down.
Some of the elderly VIPs declared dead by the outlet included Brazilian football legend Pele, Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Cuban leader Raul Castro, artist Yoko Ono and actresses Sophia Loren and Brigitte Bardot.
One French celeb on the RFI list, business