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Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush Passes Away at 94

Bush followed shortly after the death of his wife, Barbara Bush, who died in April of this year.
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George Herbert Walker Bush, the 41st president of the United States, died on Friday night at the age of 94, his family confirmed in a statement. He served his term as President from January 1989 to January 1993. He was husband to Barbara Bush, who passed away early this summer, and father to George W. Bush, the 43rd President of the U.S.

“Jeb, Neil, Marvin, Doro and I are saddened to announce that after 94 remarkable years, our dear Dad has died," his son, nicknamed “43” said in a statement released by spokesperson Jim McGrath. "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."

No stranger to politics, Bush was the son of senator Prescott Bush. He was also a World War II veteran, and served as a Republican congressman, national party chairman, diplomat, and spy chief, according to CNN. He stood by U. S. President Ronald Reagan as his vice president for two terms before his own term.

His four sons, George, Jeb, Neil, Marvin, and daughter Dorothy, and 17 grandchildren survive him. He will be buried next to his wife Barbara and late daughter Robin in College Station, Texas.

He was last publicly spotted at his granddaughter Barbara Pierce Bush’s wedding to Craig Coyne in Kennebunksport, Maine on October 7. Her sister, Laura Bush Hager, said in an interview that the reason the couple wanted to marry at Kennebunksport was because their grandfather was there. The location was also special since it was where George H.W. and his wife Barbara were engaged.

h/t: CNN

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