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.
— Mike Bickers (@like_a_sheep_) July 28, 2014
The newspaper later apologized to Boyland's family for the error:
Our apologies to Guy Boyland's family for the wrong photo on this morning's lead story.
— nzherald (@nzherald) July 27, 2014
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:
Another apology was also added to the article page: