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Ex-President George Bush Dies At 94

Former U. S . President George H . W. Bush , who presided over the end of the Cold War and routed Saddam Hussein’s Iraqi army died on Friday night at the age of 94 , a family spokesman said .

Bush , the 41 st president of the United States , lived longer than any of his predecessors . His death at 10 : 10 p . m . Central time was announced in a statement issued by longtime spokesman Jim McGrath.

Bush lost a chance for a second term after breaking a no-new-taxes pledge . But his son who bears his name came in as the 43 rd President after the era of Bill Clinton .
The death was also announced by his family Friday night on Twitter .
“ 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 , ” the former president’ s office said in a statement .

“ 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 . ”

His son George W. Bush , who served as the country’s 43 rd president , released a statement of his own from the family .
“ Jeb , Neil , Marvin , Doro , and I are saddened to announce that after 94 remarkable years , our dear Dad has died, ” George W. Bush said . “ George 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 and prayed for Dad , and for the condolences of our friends and fellow citizens . ”

Bush was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital with a blood infection on April 22 — two days after the funeral for his wife of 73 years , former first lady Barbara Bush .

He is survived by his five children , including former President George W. Bush and former Florida Gov . Jeb Bush .

Bush was with his wife when she died at the age of 92 on April 17 .
“ 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 . ”`

Source; https://punchng.com/ex-president-george-bush-dies/

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