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Director Spike Lee responds after headline gaffe announces his death instead of comic legend Stan Lee

Spike Lee has responded to a gaffe announcing the director's death on Tuesday - instead of that of comic-book legend Stan Lee.

The Gisborne Herald's error went viral after a tribute to the 95-year-old, behind superheroes such as Spider-Man and The Incredible Hulk, was placed on their front page with Spike Lee's name.

In an Instagram post, 61-year-old posted a photo of the error, writing, "God Bless Stan Lee. Me? Not Yet. And Dat's Da "I'm Still A Live, And Strivin'" Truth,Ruth. YA-DIG? SHO-NUFF".

Spike Lee has responded to the typo on the front page of the Gisborne Herald.
Spike Lee has responded to the typo on the front page of the Gisborne Herald. Source: Screenshots/Instagram

The comic-book legend died on Tuesday after being rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center from his Hollywood home.

Source: Instagram / Spike Lee