FOR­MER PRES­I­DENT GE­ORGE HW BUSH DIES AT AGE OF 94

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- Ge­orge Her­bert Walker Bush, Amer­ica's 41st pres­i­dent, has died. He was 94. Bush died at 10.10pm CT on Fri­day at his home in Hous­ton, his of­fice con­firmed in a state­ment.

The state­ment did not spec­ify the cause of death, but Bush had a form of Parkin­son's dis­ease and had been hos­pi­talised sev­eral times for pneu­mo­nia and other in­fec­tions in re­cent years.

Days be­fore his death, Bush was re­port­edly hos­pi­talised with low blood pres­sure.

The World War II hero, who presided over the fi­nal days of the Cold War and the crackup of the Soviet Union, died less than eight months af­ter the April death of his wife of more than 70 years, Barbara.

Bush's el­dest son Ge­orge W. Bush, the 43rd pres­i­dent, re­acted to his fa­ther's pass­ing in a state­ment on be­half of his sib­lings, say­ing: “Jeb, Neil, Marvin, Doro and I are sad­dened to an­nounce that af­ter 94 re­mark­able years, our dear dad has died.

“eorge 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 for and prayed for dad, and for the con­do­lences of our friends and fel­low cit­i­zens,”

Cold War war­rior, who spent a life­time in high pub­lic of­fice and cre­ated an Amer­i­can po­lit­i­cal dy­nasty passes away eight months af­ter his beloved wife Barbara

the state­ment added. Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump and First lady Me­la­nia also of­fered trib­ute in a state­ment. “Through his es­sen­tial au­then­tic­ity, dis­arm­ing wit, and un­wa­ver­ing com­mit­ment to faith, fam­ily and coun­try Pres­i­dent Bush in­spired gen­er­a­tions of his fel­low Amer­i­cans to pub­lic ser­vice - to be, in his words, 'a thou­sand points of light' il­lu­mi­nat­ing the great­ness, hope and op­por­tu­nity of Amer­ica to the world,” the state­ment said. “His ex­am­ple lives on, and will con­tinue to stir fu­ture Amer­i­cans to pur­sue a greater cause.”

Other for­mer pres­i­dents also weighed in with con­do­lences on Bush's death.

“Amer­ica has lost a pa­triot and hum­ble ser­vant in Ge­orge Her­bert Walker Bush,” Barack Obama said in a state­ment. “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. “The son of a se­na­tor and fa­ther of a pres­i­dent, Bush was the man with the golden re­sume who rose through the po­lit­i­cal ranks: from con­gress­man to U.N. am­bas­sador, Re­pub­li­can Party chair­man to en­voy to China, CIA di­rec­tor to two-term vice pres­i­dent un­der the hugely pop­u­lar Ron­ald Rea­gan.

For­mer Ge­orge Her­bert Walker Bush, Amer­ica's 41st pres­i­dent, died on Fri­day. He was 94.

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