Newspaper Mistakenly Runs Photo of ‘Jackass’ Star Instead of Dead Israeli Soldier

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SYDNEY — The New Zealand Herald apologised on Monday after running a photo of Jackass comedian Ryan Dunn alongside a story about the death of a New Zealand-born Israeli soldier.

The photo appeared on the front page of the newspaper’s Monday edition with the headline, “Kiwi killed in Gaza.” The image was meant to be of Staff Sgt. Guy Boyland, who died in a firefight with Hamas gunmen in Gaza on Friday. Instead, it showed the American comedian who died in a car crash in 2011.

The New Zealand Herald issued an apology, saying that there would be a full review of its processes after Dunn’s photo was accidentally retrieved from Boyland’s Facebook page. Boyland, who moved from New Zealand to Israel as a small child, was a fan of the comedian, and had posted photos to his Facebook page after Dunn died in a high-speed crash in Pennsylvania. …

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