When I heard this morning about the death of George Martin, I was immediately saddened that there wouldn’t be any more Song of Ice & Fire books after all. Then I discovered it was the Beatles producer who died, not the writer.
In fact, recently there’s been a lot of minor celebrity deaths which made me do a double-take. For instance:
And I’m also reminded of the time I found out Steve Howe was killed in a car accident, thinking: Aw man, Steve Howe died! Oh wait, phew, it wasn’t Steve Howe the Yes guitarist, it was the former Dodgers pitcher…aw man, Steve Howe died!
Any other celebrity deaths you mistook for someone more notable when you first heard about it?