German magazine mistakenly publishes George H.W. Bush obituary

Last Updated: Mon, Dec 31, 2012 04:30 hrs

A respected German magazine has mistakenly published an obituary for former U.S. President George H.W. Bush.

Der Spiegel published the obituary hours after a family spokesman said the 88-year-old was recovering from illness.

Bush was hospitalized in Houston November 23 for treatment of a bronchitis-related cough and moved to intensive care on Dec. 23 after he developed a fever.

According to the Huff Post, the unfinished obituary appeared on Der Spiegel's website for only a few minutes Sunday before it was spotted by Internet users and removed.

In it, the magazine's New York correspondent described Bush as "a colorless politician" whose image only improved when it was compared to the later presidency of his son, George W. Bush, the report said.

According to the report, the magazine apologized on Twitter, calling the publication of the obituary a 'technical mistake'. (ANI)

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