"Hearts Are Heavy": Obama, Donald Trump Pay Tributes To George HW Bush

"Hearts Are Heavy": Obama, Donald Trump Pay Tributes To George HW Bush

"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 in a statement released on Twitter by a family spokesman.

Prior to serving as President, Mr Bush served as Vice President for Republican heavyweight Ronald Reagan.

It was during the presidency of his son, George W Bush, that Saddam's rule would eventually end.

George Bush Sr was visited by former president Barack Obama two days ago, according to the family's spokesman.

"Jeb, Neil, Marvin, Doro, and I are saddened to announce that after 94 remarkable years, our dear Dad has died", George Bush Jr, who went on to serve as the 43rd United States president, said in a statement.

Mr Bush was the president who led the USA at the end of the Cold War.

US President George W. Bush Russian President Vladimir Putin and former US President George H.W. Bush in 2007
US President George W. Bush Russian President Vladimir Putin and former US President George H.W. Bush in 2007

In 1992, the former Republican President lost re-election to Democratic candidate Bill Clinton.

George HW Bush's passing comes just months after the death in April of his wife Barbara Bush.

Bush 41 was hospitalized at Houston Methodist Hospital for an infection that spread to his blood. He returned home to marry his 19-year-old sweetheart, Barbara Pierce, daughter of the publisher of McCall's magazine, in January 1945.

He enlisted on his 18th birthday and was the youngest pilot in the US Navy when he received his wings and went on to fly 58 combat missions.

An American submarine rescued Bush.

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