Sarah Michelle Gellar Mistakenly Announces Boy George’s Death

“Buffy” meant to mourn the passing of Britain’s other mega-pop star of the ’80s, George Michael

Last Updated: December 27, 2016 @ 6:02 AM

Sarah Michelle Gellar made an unfortunate yet epic social media boo-boo when she told her half-million Twitter followers that ’80s pop star Boy George had died.

Of course, she meant to pay tribute to George Michael, who passed away suddenly Christmas Day of heart failure.

When fans pointed out her mistake, the actress quickly took to Twitter and explained that she had misheard when she was told about George Michael, the 53-year-old pop singer-songwriter who died of heart failure on Christmas Day.

Still, fans of both pop singers were not pleased by the error and were quick to call her out on it.

On the flip side, the response to Gellar’s mistake was, for the most part, understanding and supportive in the true spirit of the season: