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Why has David Birney's death date not been added?

Death date submitted by other contributors seem to be added almost instantaneously, but why not this one?  Surely, IMDb has computers and could easily verify the submitted information.

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2022-05-03 05:57:57 Birney, David
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Tue May 3 2022 

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David Birney (1939–2022)
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0083709/

Born: April 23, 1939 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Died: May 3, 2022 (age 83) in Santa Monica, California, USA

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0083709/bio

Born April 23, 1939 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Died May 3, 2022 in Santa Monica, California, USA  (Alzheimer)

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@ACT_1​ But... He died April 29th!

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Birney

David Edwin Birney (April 23, 1939 – April 29, 2022
was an American actor/director 
whose career included performances 
in both contemporary and classical roles
in theatre, film, and television.

He died on April 29, 2022
at his home in Santa Monica, California, at the age of 83. 
At the time of his death, 
he was in a domestic partnership with Michele Roberge.

This article needs additional citations for verification.

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Internet Broadway Database
https://www.ibdb.com/broadway-cast-staff/david-birney-32124

David Birney
Gender Male
Born Apr 23, 1939 Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Died Apr 29, 2022 Santa Monica, California, USA

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IMDb has now published the INCORRECT death date!  Why are some contributors, who submit incorrect information, preferred over other contributors, who submit the correct information?

Are the lunatics running the asylum?

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Please correct the death date to April 29:

The New York Times
David Birney, Who Starred on TV’s ‘Bridget Loves Bernie,’ Dies at 83
5 hours ago

Daily Mail
David Birney dead at 83: St Elsewhere and Bridget Loves Bernie star battled Alzheimer's
3 hours ago

Variety
David Birney, Actor in ‘St. Elsewhere’ and ‘Bridget Loves Bernie,’ Dies at 83
4 hours ago
People
David Birney, Star of St. Elsewhere and Bridget Loves Bernie, Dead at 83
2 hours ago

More news

David Birney, Star of St. Elsewhere, Dead at 83 | PEOPLE.com

https://people.com › TV
2 hours ago — David Birney, an actor known for his roles in TV's St. Elsewhere and Bridget Loves Bernie, has died. He was 83. The stage and television ...

AND, as noted above:

Internet Broadway Database
https://www.ibdb.com/broadway-cast-staff/david-birney-32124

David Birney
Gender Male
Born Apr 23, 1939 Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Died Apr 29, 2022 Santa Monica, California,

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@bradley_kent​ 

Your above News sources - Death Date??

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Yup!  Last Friday, which was April 29th.

You can't go by the date OF the obituary, but by the date IN the obituary.

P.S. So much struggle to get just one little fact correct!

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@bradley_kent​ 

Tue May 3 2022 

David Birney
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0083709/

Born: April 23, 1939 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Died: April 29, 2022 (age 83) in Santa Monica, California, USA

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0083709/bio

Born April 23, 1939 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Died April 29, 2022 in Santa Monica, California, USA  (Alzheimer's disease)

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Look again... ??

Sat May 14 2022
  
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0083709/

Born: April 23, 1939 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Died: April 27, 2022 (age 83) in Santa Monica, California, USA
  
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0083709/bio

Born April 23, 1939 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Died April 27, 2022 in Santa Monica, California, USA  (Alzheimer's disease)

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Birney

David Edwin Birney  (April 23, 1939 – April 27, 2022) was an American actor

Birney died on April 27, 2022, 
at his home in Santa Monica, California,
four days after his 83rd birthday.

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I think you both should know that IMDb does not accept Wikipedia as a source (and Wiki doesn't have a reference for the data of death). However, this article does:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-10779039/David-Birney-dead-83-St-Bridget-Loves-Bernie-star-battled-Alzheimers.html

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@adrian​ 

Anyone can add information to Wiki
Some may not be accurate
Some may be corrected by others later

Kind of like that Movie Database site ??

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@ACT_1​ 

And yet the IMDb will need actual factual information. You know this. Not sure what your point is. Anyway, the correct date is now listed. I understand why May 3 was listed because that was the date the information became available.

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@Adrian​ Of course I know that.  That's why I cited all those other sources in addition to Wikipedia.  The original source that I cited was The New York Times!

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