The L.A. Times reported yesterday that Kerwin Matthews, the good-looking star of The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad and Jack the Giant Killer (and a supporting actor in The Devil at 4 O’Clock and Man on a String, among many other films), passed away “either Wednesday night or Thursday morning” at age 81.

What the Times meant to say is that Matthews died about a week ago. Matthews’ partner Tom Nicoll apparently didn’t get around to telling anyone for a few days. Brian’s Drive-in Theatre reported earlier than Matthews died on July 5th.