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August 25th, 2014, 03:18 PM
Richard Attenborough dead: Fans confuse film legend for his brother, David Attenborough
Natasha Culzac (http://www.independent.co.uk/biography/natasha-culzac-9646011.html) http://www.independent.co.uk/skins/ind/images/plus.png

Monday 25 August 2014

They are both leaders in their field and two of the most eminent British figures the last century has seen, but some well-meaning sympathisers appear to have confused the death of director Richard Attenborough with his naturalist brother, David.

As is usual in these instances of death and public mourning, thousands of people have taken to social media to post their tributes of Lord Attenborough, who died yesterday at the age of 90.

He was a veteran actor and director, with credits ranging from Brighton Rock to Grey Owl and Gandhi.

However, despite his illustrious career, many people have innocently mistaken him for his brother and have mourned the passing of a “legendary nature documentarian”.

Sir David, 88, has narrated popular natural history programmes on the BBC for a number of decades, including Living Planet and the Private Life of Plants, and was also once Controller of BBC2 and Director of Programmes for the BBC.

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August 25th, 2014, 03:34 PM
'Good Luck' Richard.


August 25th, 2014, 11:07 PM
Rest in peace, O Captain, My Captain.


August 25th, 2014, 11:13 PM
Rest in peace, Dickie.

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