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George H.W. Bush Dies: Former President Incorrectly Declared Dead by Texas Radio Station

Travelers Today       By    Katie McFadden

Updated: Jan 13, 2013 11:36 PM EST

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George H. W. Bush has died. At least that was the message that a Texas radio station incorrectly broadcasted. The former President has been in the hospital recently but he isn't dead.

President Bush Senior was in the hospital for at least a month due to a serious case of bronchitis. WBAP radio in Texas got word that George H. W. Bush died and they sent out an e-mail bulletin that read "The Death of a President: George H.W. Bush. Our nation's 41st president, George H.W. Bush has passed away in Houston," according to the Dallas Observer.

The radio station creates quick obituaries for famous people before their death so that they could be released shortly after they die. The news team heard that Bush had been transferred to the ICU so they prepared the obituary in case he passed away, but an error with the email system caused the blast to be sent to the station's email subscribers.

The message was never discussed on the air but the radio station staff realized the mistake when people started to call in asking about the death.

The radio station realized its mistake and sent out another message that read, "A message erroneously reporting the death of President George H.W. Bush was sent out moments ago by WBAP News," it said. "Mr. Bush has not passed away. We sincerely apologize for this error," The Dallas Observer reports.

Bush Sr. isn't dead. In fact he is showing a lot of improvement and may be released from the Houston hospital within the next few days,

"We are hopeful that the president can be discharged this coming week, but we're still taking everything one day at a time," spokesman Jim McGrath told Reuters.

 

 

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