HW Bush who was the 41st president of the United States, and served from 1989 to 1993, has died less than eight months after his wife passed away.
The Republican served as commander-in-chief from 1989 to 1993 and eight years later watched his son also become the country’s leader.
Mr Bush Snr was a Second World War hero, Texas congressman, UN ambassador, CIA director, and Ronald Reagan’s vice-president between 1981 and 1989.
Family spokesman Jim McGrath said the 41st president died shortly after 10pm on Friday.
George Herbert Walker Bush, who served one term as US leader, is survived by five children and their spouses, 17 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, as well as two siblings.
George W Bush, who was the 43rd president, issued a statement following his father’s death.
In it, he said: “Jeb, Neil, Marvin, Doro, and I are saddened to announce that after 94 remarkable years, our dear Dad has died.
“George HW Bush was a man of the highest character and the best dad a son or daughter could ask for.”
“The entire Bush family is deeply grateful for 41’s life and love, for the compassion of those who have cared and prayed for Dad, and for the condolences of our friends and fellow citizens,” he added, referring to Mr Bush’s nickname.
Source: sky news
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