George HW Bush dies at 94

Former US President George Bush dies at age 94, family spokesman says

Former US President George Bush dies at age 94, family spokesman says

He was also the father to George W. Bush, the 43rd president of the United States. He outlived both Gerald Ford, who died in 2006 at 93, and Ronald Reagan, who died in 2004 at 93.

Trump tweeted his statement from Buenos Aires, where he arrived on Thursday for the G20 summit.

From former presidents to Bush's family, support poured in from across the world.

It continues: "With sound judgement, common sense, and unflappable leadership, President Bush guided our Nation, and the world, to a peaceful and victorious conclusion of the Cold War". His wife, Barbara Bush, passed away on April 17 at the age of 92.

"Jeb, Neil, Marvin, Doro and I are saddened to announce that after 94 remarkable years, our dear Dad has died", his son, former president George W Bush, said in a statement released on Twitter by a family spokesman.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 73 years, Barbara; his second child Pauline Robinson "Robin" Bush; and his brothers Prescott and William or "Bucky" Bush.

President George H.W. Bush receives applause prior to delivering his first State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington

Mr. Bush had a form of Parkinson's disease that forced him to use a wheelchair or motorized scooter in recent years, and he had been in and out of hospitals during that time as his health declined.

In late 1989, Bush sent U.S. troops to Panama to oust strongman Manuel Noriega. Bush oversaw the opening of his presidential library in College Station, Texas, and was widely honored as an elder statesman.

At the time of his death, Bush was the American president to have lived the longest.

In 2017, several women accused Bush of sexual misconduct and telling lewd jokes.

"Some see leadership as high drama and the sound of trumpets calling, and sometimes it is that", Bush said during his inaugural address on January 20, 1989. "And so, today a chapter begins, a small and stately story of unity, diversity, and generosity - shared, and written, together".

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