A Texas radio station apologized on Thursday after falsely reporting the death of former President George H. W. Bush in an e-mail alert.
WBAP, a Dallas-based station, reported that Bush, who has been hospitalized for weeks with bronchitis, died and sent out a breaking news alert to its e-mail followers. The false report was apparently not broadcast.
Spokesmen for Bush have reportedly said that the 88-year-old former president's condition is improving.
"A message erroneously reporting the death of President George H.W. Bush was sent out moments ago by WBAP News," WBAP's correction read. "Mr. Bush has not passed away. We sincerely apologize for this error."
The Dallas Observer first reported WBAP's error.