CBS briefly publishes first lady Barbara Bush’s obituary


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CBS News briefly published its prepared obituary for Barbara Bush, the Sacramento Bee reported.

The mistake happened hours after the Bush family announced that the former first lady was in failing health and would not continue treatment for her illnesses, the Bee reported.

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The family said she would seek comfort care.

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The article that was posted by CBS News had the headline: “DO NOT PUBLISH - Former first lady Barbara Bush d*es at age 92 DO NOT PUBLISH.”

The article said that she “passed away peacefully in her home, surrounded by loved ones,” the Bee reported.

Many news organizations have obituaries prepared for newsmakers.

This isn’t the first time a news organization published a death notice early. Former President George H.W. Bush also had his obituary published, the Bee reported



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HOUSTON, TX - MARCH 29: Barbara Bush talks with Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney at Former President George H. W. Bush's office on March 29, 2012 in Houston, Texas. Mitt Romney received an endorsement from Former President George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush during the meeting. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

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