Monty Python alumnus and acclaimed director Terry Gilliam is, in fact, alive and well - despite an erroneous report from a leading trade publication.

Variety published a pre-written obituary on Terry Gilliam's death which was then quickly deleted and the article removed from the site.

However, in just a few short minutes, Twitter was all over the news before Variety published an official apology.





We were lucky enough to chat to Terry Gilliam last year at JDIFF when he was in town to promote The Zero Theorem and he was just the best. Really.

Gilliam is due to turn 75 in the next few weeks, so we're hoping for 75 more years of the man's genius.