According to a mock publication called the Galactic Empire Times, Imperial leader Darth Vader confirmed this week that terrorist mastermind Obi-Wan Kenobi has been killed.

In this spoof of the recent killing of Osama bin Laden, "agents of the Imperial Army and stormtroopers of the 501st Legion" found Obi-Wan in a "compound, only about 50 miles from the base of operations for the Imperial Storm Squadron."

"Obi-Wan resisted and was cut down by Lord Vader's own lightsaber. He was later dumped out of an airlock," the Galactic Empire Times reported.

According to the paper, Darth Vader will not release any photos of the deceased Obi-Wan to the public, as they are "too gruesome."

What do you think? Is this parody insensitive? Or is it harmless fun?

[Galactic Empire Times]