Former 41st US President, George HW Bush passed away at 94 years old, his son announced. He served from 1989 to 1993. According to an Insider, his health deteriorated in recent years.
The former US president passed away at 22:10 local time this Friday, his family representative spoke. Moreover, he was admitted to hospital in April because of a blood infection. His wife Barbara died just seven months before.
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
His son, George Bush Junior said:
‘Jeb, Neil, Marvin, Doro, and I are saddened to announce that after 94 remarkable years, our dear Dad has died. “[He] was a man of the highest character and the best dad a son or daughter could ask for.’
Tribute to George HW Bush
Tributes have been pouring for the former US president. The prime minister released a statement regarding his death:
‘Today Britain remembers a great statesman and a true friend of our country. We send our deepest condolences to the American people and to the family he leaves behind.’
Bill Clinton, along with Hillary also gave condolences:
‘Thanks for his great long life of service, love and friendship.’
Moreover, celebrities have been sharing messages:
My heart aches knowing George Bush 41 has passed. An authentic caring human being who never hid his truth. He will always remind us 2 exemplify that wining will never be our legacy. His love for life and family will live on RIP dear soul.
— Goldie Hawn (@goldiehawn) December 1, 2018
Ellen from The Ellen DeGeneres Show also recalled his help in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina:
I will never forget George H.W. Bush and President Clinton meeting me in my old hometown of New Orleans to show support and raise money after Hurricane Katrina. I send my love to his family tonight.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) December 1, 2018
Death Cause and Funeral Details
Former US President passed away on 30th November 2018. He was suffering from a blood infection and was admitted to hospital several times. The cause of death has not been disclosed yet; however, is presumed as a natural death.
Jim McGrath, the family spokesman, announced that funeral would be arranged ‘as soon as is practical.’
Like of the precedes, his funeral might begin with lying at the US Capitol. Further, at the Washington National Cathedral and in his home. Moreover, the US flag will be flown at half-mast for one month.
Who was George HW Bush?
George Herbert Walker Bush was a former US President who served from 1989 to 1993. He became 41st president after serving as vice-president for two terms. His most famous promise was – ‘Read my lips. No new taxes.’ He entered into politics in the year 1964 right after being a millionaire by 40 years of age.