Mike Mooneyham of The Charleston Post & Courier newspaper in South Carolina, who has been reporting updates on Mae Young since she was hospitalized in December, has retracted his report and says she has not passed away after he incorrectly first reported earlier today. Young is still very gravely ill, but she is still hanging on. You can read the newspaper’s retraction at this link. Mooneyham also tweeted:
Mae Young has not passed away. The source who reported her passing received incorrect information. Mae is gravely ill, but still alive.
— Mike Mooneyham (@ByMikeMooneyham) January 9, 2014