Geldof Falsely Reports Dury Death

On his daily London radio show, former Boomtown Rats leader and crusader

against African famine Bob Geldof mistakenly announced the death of

Blockheads leader Ian Dury on Monday, according to a spokesperson

for London station XFM. Geldof, who has a daily slot on the station from 4-6 p.m.,

announced Monday -- after receiving erroneous information from a distressed-sounding

listener -- that Dury, who has been battling cancer, had died. Dury, best known for his

late '70s hits "Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick" and "Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll,"

announced several years ago that he was battling cancer.