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Newscaster Announces Death Of David Cameron Instead Of David Bowie

A slip of the tongue momentarily turned British Prime Minister David Cameron into a rock star.

By Ryan Biek | January 11, 2016

While reporting the death of music icon David Bowie, a Heart FM newscaster accidentally said David Cameron died of cancer instead. 

"David Cameron has died. ... David Bowie has died after a secret 18-month battle with cancer," Heart FM's Fiona Winchester said. 

Winchester's slip-up was likely due to her quoting the British prime minister's response to Bowie's passing. 

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Winchester quickly corrected her mistake, though that didn't do much to quell social media's amusement

For his part, Cameron showed he was alive and well, calling Bowie a "master of reinvention" and saying he deserves to be called "a genius."

Bowie died Sunday at the age of 69, two days after the release of his 25th studio album

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