Published: Sat, December 01, 2018
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

Former US president George HW Bush dead at 94

Former US president George HW Bush dead at 94

George P. Bush, the former president's grandson, tweeted in memoriam on early Saturday morning.

Mr. Bush had been ailing for some time and in recent years used a wheelchair or motorized scooter.

Former US President George H.W. Bush has died at the age of 94, his son George W Bush has announced.

He is survived by his five children, 17 grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and two siblings. He also battled Parkinson's disease and was hospitalized in the past year for a blood infection, low blood pressure and fatigue.

Bush served as president from 1989 to 1993, the end of a life in public service that spanned four decades.

Bush had also been a World War II hero, Texas congressman, Central Intelligence Agency director and Ronald Reagan's vice president.

Bush was married for 73 years to the former Barbara Pierce, a woman he met in his teenage years. In 1943, he was the youngest pilot in the Navy.

Still, he lived to see his son, George W., twice elected to the presidency - only the second father-and-son chief executives, following John Adams and John Quincy Adams.

"Our hearts ache with his loss, and we, with the American people, send our prayers to the entire Bush family, as we honour the life and legacy of 41", Trump added.

He Graduated in 1948 with a degree in economics (Yale University).

In a major test of the post-Cold War order, Saddam's million-man army invaded Kuwait in 1990 and looked set to roll into Saudi Arabia, which would have given the Iraqi strongman more than 40 per cent of the world's oil reserves. He outlived both Gerald Ford, who died in 2006 at 93, and Ronald Reagan, who died in 2004 at 93.

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