Former US President George Herbert Walker Bush has died at the age of 94.
The former president nicknamed “41” died on Friday at exactly 10:10 pm Central Time (04:10 GMT), his death was announced by the family’s spokesperson, Jim McGrath in a statement.
“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.”
McGrath also added that funeral arrangements had yet to be scheduled. However, the cause of his death is not certain.
Many have paid tribute to the former American President, Former President Barrack Obama, took to his twitter handle to send his condolence to the family of the deceased president. He said,
“America has lost a patriot and humble servant in George Herbert Walker Bush. While our hearts are heavy today, they are also filled with gratitude. Our thoughts are with the entire Bush family tonight – and all who were inspired by George and Barbara’s example”
while President Donald Trump shares a wonderful memory of the former president,
“President George H.W. Bush led a long, successful and beautiful life. Whenever I was with him I saw his absolute joy for life and true pride in his family. His accomplishments were great from beginning to end. He was a truly wonderful man and will be missed by all!”, Trump posted on his twitter handle.
George Helbert Bush, popularly referred to as Bush “41” was born in Milton Massachusetts, on June 12, 1924, he was married to former first lady Barbara Pierce. He survived by six children and more grandchildren.
Bush served as president as America 41st President from 1989 to 1993, with the successful campaign to drive Saddam Hussein from Kuwait as his most significant accomplishment. He death came months after the passing of his wife of 73 years.