A.V. Club Most Read

News Newswire Great Job, Internet!
TV Club All Reviews What's On Tonight
Video All Video A.V. Undercover A.V. Undercover: The Day Of The Dead The Hi-Lo Food Show
Reviews All Reviews Film TV Music Books
Features All Features Wiki Wormhole AVQ&A
Sections Film Tv Music Food Comedy Books Games Aux
Our Company About Us Contact Advertise Privacy Policy Careers RSS
Onion Inc. Sites The Onion The A.V. Club ClickHole Onion Studios
Get The Latest

Reports of Nora Ephron's death prove premature, but she is "gravely ill"

Nora Ephron received a premature obituary from friend Liz Smith today, who wrote what appeared to be a eulogy for her friend suggesting that the screenwriter known for romantic comedies like Sleepless In Seattle and When Harry Met Sally had died. After sparking a flurry of concerned follow-up reports—and even prompting other close acquaintances to begin paying their respects—numerous sources have confirmed that Ephron is not dead, among them the New York Times and NBC News. However, the actual news is not particularly good: TMZ spoke to Ephron's family, who confirmed that Ephron—who reportedly is suffering from a rare form of leukemia—is currently in the hospital and "gravely ill," with some saying she is "not expected to make it through the night." 

Update: The New York Times and other sources are confirming Ephron's death. We will have an obituary posted shortly.

Submit your Newswire tips here.