George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States of America, has died at the age of 94.
Jim McGrath, a spokesman for the family, confirmed the death of George Bush Senior; he died after 10 p.m. on Friday, November 30, nearly eight months after his wife, Barbara Bush, passed away.
Statement by the 43rd President of the United States, George W. Bush, on the passing of his father this evening at the age 94. pic.twitter.com/oTiDq1cE7h— Jim McGrath (@jgm41) December 1, 2018
He is survived by five children, including the 43rd President George W. Bush and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. A sixth child had left the world in early childhood.
The late former president also is survived by 14 grandchildren.
Following his death, his son George Bush Junior issued a statement upon his passing.
The statement reads,
Jeb, Neil, Marvin, Doro, and I are saddened to announce that after 94 remarkable years, our dear Dad has died. George H.W. 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.
Bush senior spent a lifetime in public service and as America's leader scored a decisive victory over Saddam Hussein. But he battled a faltering economy.
His cause of death is yet to be revealed. However, his health had reportedly been failing in recent years. As previously reported, in April, he was admitted to hospital with a blood infection. But he had since been discharged.
Funeral service for Bush will be announced in the coming days. Rest In Peace George H.W. Bush.
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