Julia Louis-Dreyfus' father passed away two days before Sunday night's Emmy Awards, as she revealed in her emotional, awesome speech while accepting the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a comedy (her 5th consecutive Emmy in this category because she's the GOAT). But some of the fans who sent her condolences via social media confused her late dad for Jaws actor Richard Dreyfuss, who is very much alive.
In her memorable speech, the Veep star shook and cried as she said: "I'd like to dedicate this to my father, William Louis-Dreyfus, who passed away on Friday. I'm so glad that he liked Veep because his opinion was the one that really mattered."
A few people got confused.
Richard Dreyfuss was probably chilling at his mansion smoking a Cuban cigar, or whatever retired actors do, when he realized people were tweeting about his death. The 84-year-old actor was a good sport though. He tweeted back to let everyone know he's okay.
Then he added some follow-up thoughts.
He also revealed some personal information. (Was it a cigar he was smoking or something else?)
Then someone questioned his political affiliation, because why not. And he gave the perfect response.
I admit I hadn't given much thought to Richard Dreyfuss until today. But now, I can honestly say that I am happy he is alive, and hope he lives forever.