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Radio Station Erroneously Reports George H. W. Bush’s Death

Former President George H. W. Bush has been in the hospital due to a bronchitis-related cough for just over a month, and recently moved to the intensive care unit to battle a “stubborn fever.” Local Dallas radio station WBAP seemed to have gotten bad information, as they erroneously reported that the president had died.

RELATED: George H.W. Bush Moved To Hospital Intensive Care Unit

Somewhere along the line, WBAP sent the following breaking news alert:

And followed it up with the this correction: “”A message erroneously reporting the death of President George H.W. Bush was sent out moments ago by WBAP News. Mr. Bush has not passed away. We sincerely apologize for this error.”

Bush family spokesman Jim McGrath said today that Bush is “alert and, as always, in good spirits.” Additionally, an aide asked to “please put the harps back in the closet” as Bush has “every intention of staying put.” We wish him well.

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