Richard Dreyfuss is not Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ deceased dad


Oscar-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss had to wonder what all the fuss was about when folks started sending him condolences via Twitter over the news of his passing.

The most emotional moment from last night’s Emmy awards featured actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus holding back tears as she explained how her father, billionaire William Louis-Dreyfus, died on Friday. “Lastly, 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 (the show Julia won her 5th Lead Actress in a Comedy Role award in a row for), because his opinion is the one that really mattered,” she said.

The Twitterverses managed to get itself a tad confused as folks started tweeting out condolences for and to Richard Dreyfuss. The 68-year-old star took it all in stride as let folks know he was still alive and tweetin’.

Thanks Julia for the lovely tribute and Richard for Mr. Holland’s Opus tweet!

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