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Via: Variety
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Unbeknownst to Kirk Douglas, "People Magazine" killed him this weekend.

No, Douglas is not dead, but the magazine gave everyone a scare on Sunday by posting his death notice a little bit early.

The publication had his pre-written obituary ready, as most news sites do with celebrities, but the article (dated Sept. 29, 2014) was not supposed to be live on the site.

With the headline "DO NOT PUB Kirk Douglas Dies," the post (which has since been removed) read:

"Kirk Douglas, one of the few genuine box-office names to emerge just as TV was overtaking American culture in the years right after World War II, died TK TK TK," the post reads, with his death date unknown.

Douglas will turn 98 this December, as long as we can keep him away from "People" in the meantime.

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