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03/31/2014 01:46 pm ET | Updated Mar 31, 2014

MSNBC Shows Wrong Man For Report About Former Legislator's Death

UPDATE: Ronan Farrow later showed the correct photo during his show and clarified, "We showed you a picture of the senator with Ray LaHood. We wanted to show you the correct photo of Ray Hutchison, who we remember today with the senator."

ORIGINAL STORY: MSNBC, that's not Ray Hutchison.

On Monday, the cable news network reported on the death of Hutchison, a former Texas legislator and husband of former senator Kay Bailey Hutchison. Instead of showing a photo of Hutchison, however, the network showed a picture of former Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood:

Ronan Farrow reports Kay Bailey Hutchison's husband Ray just passed away -- and posts pic of Ray LaHood. pic.twitter.com/8yimafrBfA

— jennifer bendery (@jbendery) March 31, 2014

The gaffe happened during "Ronan Farrow Daily." LaHood is alive, and wished to clarify MSNBC's graphic in a statement to The Huffington Post's Sam Stein:

"I'm still alive," Ray LaHood tells me, re MSNBC info graphic

— Sam Stein (@samsteinhp) March 31, 2014

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