George Herbert Walker Bush, the 41st President of the United States, has died at the age of 94. His family made the announcement on Twitter Friday night (November 30) with a statement that read:
“George Herbert Walker Bush, World War II naval aviator, Texas oil pioneer, and 41st President of the United States of America, died on November 30, 2018. He was 94 and is survived by his five children and their spouses, 17 grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and two siblings,” President George W. Bush’s office posted. “He was preceded in death by his wife of 73 years, Barbara; his second child Pauline ‘Robin’ Bush; and his brothers Prescott and William or ‘Bucky’ Bush.”
Jeb, Neil, Marvin, Doro, and I are saddened to announce that after 94 remarkable years, our dear Dad has died. George H….
President Bush’s death comes seven months after the passing of his wife, Barbara Bush.
Bush was with his wife when she died at the age of 92 on April 17. Two days after her funeral he was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital with a blood infection.
“He of course is broken-hearted to lose his beloved Barbara, his wife of 73 years. He held her hand all day and was at her side when [she] left this good earth,” a statement from his office said after her death. “But it will not surprise all of you who know and love him, that he also is being stoic and strong, and is being lifted up by his large and supportive family.”
He is survived by his five children, including former President George W. Bush and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Bush family.