Barbara Bush Dies One Day After Internet Death Hoax

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Barbara Bush has died, one day after a report that was published by a fake news site designed to look like CNN wrongly reported her death. As of Monday, April 16, the former first lady was said to be in “great spirits,” despite her declining health, and nothing had changed beyond that update.

On Tuesday, April 17, a statement by the office of George H.W. Bush was released, confirming that Mrs. Bush had passed away.

On Monday, “breaking-cnn.com” published a story claiming that Mrs. Bush had passed away. However, the original post is currently unavailable, and links to the story published by site will bring you to an error page. You can see the site’s post here. You can read an excerpt from the bogus report below.

“Former first lady Barbara Bush has died ‘peacefully in her sleep,’ a spokesman for the Bush family said she died on Sunday evening. 92-year old Bush died hours after announcing that she will not seek additional medical care. She made headlines in the past 24 hours that she was in failing health and would not seek additional medical care after a series of recent hospitalizations.”

The story sent the internet into a frenzy, with many social media users posting things like “RIP Barbara Bush.” The more people have been tweeting and posting to Facebook about the false story, the more others have been led to believe that Barbara Bush was dead.

CNN was quick to rectify the situation, however, confirming that the “news” post about Bush’s death was not legit. Check out Sam Feist’s tweet below.

On Monday morning’s episode of Today, Bush’s granddaughter, Jenna Bush-Hager, gave an update on her grandmother.

“Barbara and I talked to her last night. She’s in great spirits, and she’s a fighter. She’s an enforcer. She reminded me not to believe everything you read, so we’re grateful for her, for everybody’s prayers and thoughts, and just know the world is better because she’s in it,” Bush-Hager said. “We are grateful for her. She is the best grandma anybody could have ever had — or have,” she added.

Barbara Bush had been suffering from congestive heart failure and COPD. Over the weekend, a spokesperson for the Bush family released a statement on Barbara Bush’s current health.

“Following a recent series of hospitalizations, and after consulting her family and doctors, Mrs. Bush, now age 92, has decided not to seek additional medical treatment and will instead focus on comfort care. She is surrounded by a family she adores, and appreciates the many kind messages and especially the prayers she is receiving,” Jim McGrath said in a news release Sunday, according to Politico. Mrs. Bush is being cared for at her home in Houston, Texas.

Since the announcement, the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy has created a page where people can leave their well wishes for the former first lady.

On April 15, another death hoax of sorts started after CBS News accidentally published an obituary for Barbara Bush. The headline read, “DO NOT PUBLISH – Former first lady Barbara Bush dies at age 92 DO NOT PUBLISH,” according to Business2Community. CBS has since removed the live post.

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Jesus endures everything for us even today ,, Jesus bore everything for us on the Calvary ,,, what Moses couldn't,,

B.imanuvel , imanuvel complex , Erode Tamil Nadu, India April 15th, 2018
I pray for Barbara Bush.
May God give her good health and long life .
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I want all the Christians in the world read the below portions carefully.
God bless you.
2 Timothy 3 : verses 1 to 5
Genesis 24: verses
13 and 14
Colossians 2: verses 18 to 23 .
God bless all AMERICANS.
This God gave me a heart or burden to remind you or write to you..,,
Especially all AMERICANS must read the above mentioned verses carefully ,,
and get rid of those people ,,
It is CHRISTIANS faith matters ..,
God bless all AMERICANS.
This is CHRISTIANS lives matters ,,,
⛪📖
Our faith is going to win the world.
Amen.
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Dear Americans believers or Christians of UK,Canada ,and Germany ,and Christians elsewhere in the world ,
God bless you.
If you keep the following two or three verses your ,,,BREAST PLATES ,,, our living in this world will be safe and sound.we shall live courageous without fear for death ,,
Or
after death also during judgement day we will have boldness .
God bless you.
Psalm 34:22.this read different translations,,, (especially a Tamil language translation)
Luke 12:6 and 7,,
Matthew 10;30,31.
God bless you.
Hallaluah .
Praise God.
Amen.
JESUS is coming soon.
JESUS is the King of Kings.
JESUS has been given all authorities in heaven and Earth
So we should live with boldness ,,,
We should live with boldness like children of God ,,,
Children of Jesus ,,the king of kings ,,
God bless you.
God bless all AMERICANS.
With Jesus we will have no fear ,,,
But if we live away from Jesus ,,
,,,we will have fear ,,
Jesus has children in USA India and everywhere in the world.
Amen .
God bless you.
Jesus loves George Bush and Barbara Bush.
They are very loving and respectful to us.
We must pray for their Peace,,
Their peaceful life in USA,,,,,
They were once President to us ,,
Even their son was our President.
God bless them.
🐣🐤🐥🐔🐤🐣

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