By Aidan Wondracz For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 03:15 GMT, 22 November 2020 | Updated: 03:15 GMT, 22 November 2020
The Today Show has been forced to apologise after mistakenly referring to legendary musician Bob Dylan as being deceased.
The popular talk show had been delivering a segment on Sunday morning about the recent auctioning of Dylan's memorabilia at Boston, in the United States.
The treasured cache was snapped up for $495,000 on Thursday and included unpublished song lyrics and interviews from 1971 that revealed hit song 'Lay Lady Lay' was inspired by Barbara Streisand.
Today Show had been airing a montage of clips of Dylan when it referred to him as a 'late singer' at the bottom of the screen implying he had passed away.
'Bob Dylan Letters,' the caption read. 'Late singer's documents sell for $495 thousand.'
The faux pas went undetected for half-an-hour before host Richard 'Dickie' Wilkins apologised.
The Today Show has been forced to apologise after mistakenly telling viewers music legend Bob Dylan had passed away (pictured, host Richard Wilkins apologised for the blunder half-an-hour later)
Today Show had been airing a montage of clips of Dylan when it included a blunder in its caption (pictured, the caption refers to Bob Dylan as a 'late singer' implying he had passed away)
'We need to make a correction. About half an hour ago, in the entertainment chat