(DailyMail) -Germany’s respected news weekly Der Spiegel has mistakenly published an obituary for former U.S. President George H.W. Bush.
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 Marc Pitzke describes Bush as “a colorless politician” whose image only improved when it was compared to the later presidency of his son, George W. Bush.
Bush was hospitalized in Houston Nov. 23 for treatment of a bronchitis-related cough. He was moved to intensive care on Dec. 23 after he developed a fever.
The Former President’s condition continued to improve Saturday, prompting doctors to move him out of intensive care, a spokesman said.
Bush, 88, was hospitalized Nov. 23 for treatment of a bronchitis-related cough. He was moved to intensive care at a Houston hospital on Dec. 23 after he developed a fever.
‘President Bush’s condition has improved, so he has been moved today from the intensive care unit to a regular patient room at The Methodist Hospital to continue his recovery,’ family spokesman Jim McGrath said Saturday. ‘The Bushes thank everyone for their prayers and good wishes.’
On Friday, McGrath notably said Bush had improved since arriving in the ICU. He said he was alert and in good spirits and was even doing some singing.
‘The President is alert and, as always, in good spirits – and his exchanges with doctors and nurses now include singing,’ McGrath had said.
McGrath said Saturday morning that future updates on Bush’s condition would be made as warranted.
Bush, the nation’s 41st president, is the country’s oldest living former president by a few months.