You could say that it has been a tough few days for Anthony Scaramucci. He lost his new job at the White House and faces the prospect of being politically dead; then, it emerged that he was listed as being actually dead by his alma mater.

Harvard Law School was forced to apologise after its new alumni directory erroneously listed the ousted White House communications director as deceased. The directory included an asterisk next to Scaramucci's name that indicated he had been reported dead since the last edition in 2011.

"Regrettably, there is an error in the Harvard Law School alumni directory in the listing for Anthony Scaramucci," Harvard Law spokeswoman Michelle Deakin said in a statement on Monday (31 July), the Associated Press reported.

"We offer our sincere apologies to Mr Scaramucci. The error will be corrected in subsequent editions."

The directory, which is published every five years, is only available to the alumni of the Cambridge, Massachusetts Ivy League law school. Scaramucci is a 1989 graduate of the law school and served as an "expert in residence" in 2012.

Scaramucci was the latest victim of a White House staff shakeup when he was ousted as communications director. Reports claim that the decision to remove him came as a request by new White House chief of staff John Kelly.

The wealthy New York financier joined the White House just 10 days ago and prompted the resignation of press secretary Sean Spicer and the ousting of chief of staff Reince Priebus. Scaramucci courted the media's attention after the publication of an expletive-riddled interview with the New Yorker, in which he bashed Priebus and chief strategist Steve Bannon.

Scaramucci's personal life of late has been as colourful as his language. Since joining the White House, his wife Dierdre Ball filed for divorce on 6 July on Long Island and gave birth to a baby boy on 24 July.

People have been taking to Twitter, of course, to note all the fast-developing events in Scaramucci's life.

Even actress Kate Hudson took a swipe on Instagram:

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