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07/29/2014 09:41 am ET Updated Jul 29, 2014

Newspaper Runs Image Of 'Jackass' Star Instead Of Killed Israeli Soldier

TWITTER/Mike Bickers

A New Zealand newspaper had to get itself out of hot water on Sunday after it published a picture of the late "Jackass" star Ryan Dunn alongside a story of an Israeli soldier killed in Gaza.

The story on the New Zealand Herald's front page was in honor of Guy Boyland, the 27-year-old combat engineer who died in Gaza last Friday. But next to the story, where a picture of Boyland should have been, was an image of the MTV celebrity who died in a car crash in 2011.

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The newspaper later apologized to Boyland's family for the error:

In a separate statement, the paper said it apologized "unreservedly" for using the incorrect image in both print and online. Editor Shayne Currie added that the family was "remarkably forgiving" in response:

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Another apology was also added to the article page:

apology online

(h/t: BuzzFeed)

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