Kirk Douglas

Kirk Douglas, alive & well, was the recent subject of a death rumor after People magazine prematurely posted an obituary draft online.

Kirk Douglas, veteran actor of both film & stage, and currently ranked 17th on the American Film Institute’s list of the greatest male screen legends in American film history, has passed away. Problem is nobody failed to tell him.

Via USA Today:

Kirk Douglas channeled Mark Twain’s famous quote on Monday when asked about an early obituary that caused a Twitter uproar.

“The announcement of my death is premature,” Douglas told USA TODAY’s Andrea Mandell exclusively. “I’m looking forward to turning 98 next week.” Read More…

This all came as a result of People Magazine posting his obituary online over the weekend. The dolts there have since taken it down, but you can find it here.