The Bush family has announced that the 41st U.S. president, George H.W. Bush, died on Friday, November 30. He was 94.
A Bush spokesperson announced that Bush passed away at 10:10 pm, and he is survived by five children and their spouses as well as 17 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and two siblings.
His wife of 73 years, Barbara Bush, died on April 17 of this year with him by her side.
George W. Bush, the 43rd president and son of H.W Bush, said in a statement that his father was “a man of the highest character and the best dad a son or daughter could ask for.”
Statement by the 43rd President of the United States, George W. Bush, on the passing of his father this evening at the age 94. pic.twitter.com/oTiDq1cE7h
— Jim McGrath (@jgm41) December 1, 2018
He was more than a great man; he was a good man. His courage was matched by his compassion; and his dedication to country was equaled only by his devotion to his family. Gampy, we love you and we will miss you. But we will never forget you. pic.twitter.com/n7uFwO6xxw
— George P. Bush (@georgepbush) December 1, 2018
The Obamas: "America has lost a patriot and humble servant … While our hearts are heavy today, they are also filled with gratitude. Not merely for the years he spent as our 41st President, but for the more than 70 years he spent in devoted service to the country he loved." pic.twitter.com/HkTpSTl8Xh
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) December 1, 2018