The Australian, reporting on the unfortunate death of a Nobel Prize winner before his award could be announced:
THE Nobel Medicine Prize jury has been caught off guard by honouring a Canadian scientist who died just days before the announcement, with prize rules forbidding posthumous awards…
Steinman, 68, died of pancreatic cancer on September 30, according to a statement issued by Rockefeller University in New York where he worked.
Not so much a comic “gaffe” as the sad death of someone who had worked hard to save lives, really.
(Via reader Paul S.)