News Organizations Were Sure David Crosby Was Dead. Then They Weren’t.

From a Washington Post story by Paul Farhi headlined “News organizations were sure David Crosby was dead. Then they weren’t.”:

Was he or wasn’t he?

For a while on Thursday, it seemed clear that David Crosby, the legendary rock musician, had died. Then it wasn’t so clear at all.

The lack of confirmation from Crosby’s family members and associates about his death set off an unusual chain of events for news organizations. In the end, already-published news reports that Crosby had died at the age of 81 proved accurate — but not before the story took a few sharp turns.