Bad news is when your obit runs. A silver lining is when you’re alive to read it. If you were surprised to learn of Terry Gilliam’s death — Monty Python legend turned avant-garde director of Brazil, 12 Monkeys, and the highly underrated The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassuswhen reputable news site Variety reported it, Gilliam was all the more so.

Not to be outdone by Variety’s apology, Gilliam issued one himself.

Get your facts straight, internet writers.

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