Former American President George Bush Is Dead
Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush has died.
Bush died on Friday at the age of 94. Sources close to his family said he died peacefully at his home in Houston.
Bush was the 41st president of the United States and lived longer than any of his predecessors.
His death at 10:10 p.m. Central time (0410 GMT) was first announced in a brief statement issued by longtime spokesman Jim McGrath, who said funeral arrangements had yet to be scheduled. No further details about the circumstances of his death were immediately available.
He was the father of former President George W. Bush, who served two terms in the White House during the 2000s, and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who unsuccessfully sought the 2016 Republican nomination for president.
“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,” George W. Bush said in a statement.
The elder Bush, a Republican like his sons, also served as vice president for eight years during Ronald Reagan’s two terms as president, before being elected to the White House himself.
Recall that his wife and former first lady Barbara Bush died in April this year at the age of 92.
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