Newspaper Forced To Apologise After Printing Death Notice For Santa Claus 6 years ago

Newspaper Forced To Apologise After Printing Death Notice For Santa Claus

Scrooge himself wouldn't stoop to this level. 

A Norwegian newspaper has issued an apology this weekend after a bizarre obituary entry announced the death of Santa Claus.

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The shocking classified ad even provided funeral arrangements, to be held on the 28th December at the "North Pole Chapel."

Santa Death Notice

The notice reads: "Dear Father Christmas, born 12 December 1788" and claims he died in Norway just before his 227th birthday.

Aftenposten is Norway's second-biggest selling newspaper, and has blamed the clanger on an "internal procedure error".

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According to the Irish Mirror, a spokesperson for the publication said: "An error in Aftenposten’s internal procedures led to a fictional obituary of Santa Claus [being] published in our digital systems.

"Aftenposten has strict guidelines for both the content and use of symbols in our obituaries."

"This ad is a violation of these and should never have been published.

"We will find out what has happened."

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We are not okay with this.