TV comedy recreates Princess Di's death

Dec. 5, 2008 at 1:58 PM
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LONDON, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- "Star Stories," the British TV program that dramatizes the lives of celebrities for comic effect, has filmed an episode recreating Princess Diana's death.

Previous installments of the Channel 4 show have included re-enactments of the love affairs and breakups of famous people like Madonna and Jennifer Aniston.

The Daily Telegraph said an upcoming episode about pop star Elton John, who was a longtime friend to the princess, will see actors recreating the final tragic moments of the lives of Diana, her beau Dodi Fayed and their driver Henri Paul, who were killed in 1997 in a Paris car crash, in part, because of Paul's drunken driving.

The newspaper said the episode shows someone playing Paul doing shots of alcohol before taking the wheel and an actor playing Prince Philip, Diana's former father-in-law, riding a scooter alongside Diana's vehicle and causing the wreck.

"'Star Stories' is not making a joke out of the death of Diana and Dodi in the car crash scene -- it is satirizing the conspiracy theories that continue to surround the event," a Channel 4 spokesman told The Sun newspaper.

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