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WGRZ Airs Photos of Seal While Reporting Michael Clarke Duncan’s Death: ‘Our bad’

Buffalo NBC affiliate WGRZ has issued an apology after mistakenly airing photos of musician Seal while reporting on the death of Michael Clarke Duncan on Monday evening.

The station reported on Duncan’s death during Monday’s 11 p.m. newscast. During the segment, a short video of Duncan at various red carpet events aired; toward the tail end of the story, the clip switched to still photos, which were all of Seal (pictured here with ex-wife Heidi Klum).

A statement posted on the WGRZ Facebook page reads:

Yep; our bad; we own it. A careless editing error at the end of the Michael Clarke Duncan story in our 11pm news. Two entertainment stories accidentally merged into one video clip. Sincere apologies.

The station also addressed the incident on the evening news yesterday.  “One of our core values here at 2 On Your Side, of course, is transparency for you, the viewer. Not only in the way we tell you stories, but also when we make a mistake,” anchor Scott Levin said. “We own up to it. It was our bad.”

Watch the video via Deadspin.

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