Former US president George H W Bush no more

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Dec 01, 2018, 11:49 AM(IST)

George H W Bush was the 41st president of the United States and the father of the 43rd president George W Bush. Photograph:( Reuters )

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Bush's death came seven months after that of his wife, former first lady Barbara Bush, to whom he was married for 73 years.

Former US president  George H W Bush, who led US as Cold War ended but failed to get a second term, died on November 30 at the age of 94, a family spokesperson said.

His death was announced in a statement issued by longtime spokesman Jim McGrath. 

"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 the statement released on Twitter.

"George H.W. Bush was a man of the highest character and the best dad a son or daughter could ask for," the statement added.

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The elder Bush, a Republican, also served as vice president for eight years during Ronald Reagan's two terms as president, before being elected to the White House himself.

Bush's death came seven months after that of his wife, former first lady Barbara Bush, to whom he was married for 73 years.

He was the 41st president of the United States and the father of the 43rd president George W Bush.
 

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