Originally posted on National Post | News:
Germany’s respected news weekly Der Spiegel mistakenly published an obituary Sunday for former U.S. president George H.W. Bush, hours after a family spokesman said the 88-year-old was recovering from illness.
Bush was hospitalized in Houston Nov. 23 for treatment of a bronchitis-related cough and moved to intensive care on Dec. 23 after he developed a fever. On Saturday, spokesman Jim McGrath said Bush was moved out of intensive care into a regular hospital room again after his condition improved.
The unfinished obituary appeared on Der Spiegel’s website for only a few minutes Sunday before it was spotted by Internet users and removed.