A death prematurely reported

A death prematurely reported


norman lebrecht

August 21, 2014

On the basis of a report by a close family member, we announced yesterday the death of the Marshall Fine, from injuries sustained in a road accident.

The notification was some hours premature. Marshall died in hospital this morning at 10.3o local.

We regret the inaccuracy along with any distress that may have been caused. As soon as we were notified of the error, we made inquiries and were given to understand that death was indeed imminent.

As a matter of principle and common decency, Slipped Disc goes to great lengths to validate death reports. In this instance, we were misled by an over-hasty announcement. We understand no harm was done, but we apologise in any event for any misunderstanding and convey or sympathies to Marshall’s father, Burton Fine, and his sister, Elaine Fine.

marshall fine


  • Elaine Fine says:

    My family and I appreciate this, Norman.