Reuters reports that the wrong Chekov is dead

JAS84
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This Reuters article, reporting about the tragic accidental death of Anton Yelchin, who plays Chekov in the Star Trek movies, originally mentioned that the character was played on TV by Walter Koenig, who, they said, died in 1994... trouble is, Koenig isn't dead! The article has since been corrected, which is noted at the bottom. I thought Reuters was usually a reliable news source? :?
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-peopl ... SKCN0Z50SG
cityprod
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Reuters is reliable, but even big organisations make mistakes occasionally.

Not sure where the idea relating to him dying in 1994 came from. Babylon 5 didn't air until 1994, and he was in that 12 times.
JAS84
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Could've confused him with another Trek actor, I suppose.
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