Twitter Confuses Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ Late Father For Oscar Winner Richard Dreyfuss — Awkward!

richard dreyfuss is not julia louis dreyfus dad

Awkward!

As you may’ve seen, Julia Louis-Dreyfus tearfully revealed that her father passed away over the weekend as she accepted the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series award at Sunday’s Emmys. Unfortunately, this touching moment became an awkward one as Twitter accidentally confused the Veep star’s late father William with fellow actor Richard Dreyfuss.

Talk about a face palm moment! It seems that after Miz Louis-Dreyfus opened up about her father’s death, several fans took to the social media site to incorrectly mourn the 68-year-old A-lister — because guess what, he’s very much alive!

Related: Veep Wins Outstanding Comedy Series At The Emmys!

In fact, it didn’t take long for Richard to take to Twitter to clarify the mix up as he wrote:

HIGHlarious!

And to be honest, we’re a little shocked more people don’t know the difference between Louis-Dreyfus and Mr. Dreyfuss. We mean, Richard has won a Golden Globe AND an Oscar. Man, oh man!

Still, at least The Goodbye Girl actor was able to laugh about the whole thing! Nonetheless, here’s hoping Richard will be with us for many more years as we’re not ready to lose him just yet.

And our condolences go out to Julia for her recent loss.

What did YOU think of the mix up? SOUND OFF in the comments (below)!

[Image via Nick Nelson/WENN.]

Sep 19, 2016 8:46am PDT

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