(WXIA) -- Fort Worth radio station WBAP erroneously reported Friday morning that former president George H.W. Bush had died.
They sent out an email alert to that effect, only to very quickly have to retract the news story.
President Bush remains in Houston's Methodist Hospital, where he has been treated for a persistent case of bronchitis and related complications. Bush entered the hospital Thanksgiving weekend. He has been in intensive care since Sunday.
An aide to the 88-year-old former president said Thursday that while Bush is unlikely to leave the hospital any time soon, he would likely tell well-wishers to "put the harps back in the closet."