British celebrity Freddie Starr "definitely dead"

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2019/05/10/british-celebrity-freddie-star.html

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Not just merely dead but really most sincerely dead?

I assume the “definitely” is used because people might be tempted to believe this is a prank?

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eighteen with a bullet

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They swore up and down that Freddy was dead in 1991 but he’s appeared in at least three more films in the franchise since then.

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The news got out by someone saying “Hi, I’m Freddie’s manager. He’s dead.” (I paraphrase) via Starr’s Twitter account.
It’s taken a while for a more definitive account to emerge (if it even has), so relatively-reputable media outlets have just been saying “it’s reported that…”.

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…and relatively disreputable media outlets have been saying:

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That wasn’t even the greatest headline in the S*n, never mind the world.

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Even though the sound of it is something quite atrocious

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IIRC The Register seems to have come up with headlines that are variants on supercalifragilistic on a few occasions, but I can’t find one right now.

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Yes, but I like the suggestion that it implies “we did a good job, how dare you suggest otherwise.”

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This one popped up yesterday:

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I think that particular formation was made first about Trump:

Super Callous Fragile Racist Sexist Nazi POTUS

It’s basically perfect.

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“The Sun’s favourite pet-eating comedian” sort of implies there is/was more than one of them, and they have a list.

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I think you might enjoy the NT News

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I suppose one could class Ozzy Osbourne as a comedian.

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The Caley-Celtic one is from 2000. It probably isn’t the first supercalifragilistic headline, but I don’t know of any earlier ones.

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