Associated Press Reports That Yogi Bear Has Died

The Associated Press announced tonight that Yogi Bear has died at the age of 90. The story was published by major news organizations including the Washington Post, Newsday, and dozens of other print and TV news organizations:


It turns out that the report was a case of mistaken identity; everyone’s favorite pic-a-nic basket-stealing bear is alive and well. But Yankee catcher Yogi Berra, whose name allegedly inspired Yogi Bear (though Hanna-Barbera denied it), has indeed died.