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People on Twitter are confusing David Attenborough with Richard Attenborough

Know your Attenboroughs.

IT WAS ANNOUNCED last night that Richard Attenborough had died. A celebrated actor and filmmaker, you would think that people would know who he was.

Right? Wrong.

Instead, a number of proceeded to mourn Richard Attenborough, narrator of wildlife documentaries. Or, as he is otherwise known, David Attenborough.

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It wasn’t just punters who got confused. Even venerable publications got the pair mixed up.

Enter Toronto Star.

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The newspaper posted this tweet and included a link to a slideshow of animal selfies, clearly indicating that they thought it was David Attenborough who had passed away.

The error attracted mockery and ire.

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They issued a correction.

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But the damage was done.

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