Former US President George HW Bush has died on 30 Nov 2018 at the age of 94 at home in Houston, Texas. He served as the 41st United States President between 1989 to 1993. His son George Walker Bush was the 43rd United States President.
His health has been failing in the recent years but he still manages to appear in public. Earlier in April he was sent to a hospital intensive care unit with a blood infection, a week after the death of his wife, Barbara. He was also being treated for a form of Parkinson’s disease.
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
“Jeb, Neil, Marvin, Doro and I are saddened to announce that after 94 remarkable years, our dear Dad has died,” former president George W Bush said in a statement released on Twitter by a family spokesman.
“George HW Bush was a man of the highest character and the best dad a son or daughter could ask for,” he said.
“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.”
“The President will designate Wednesday, December 5th as a National Day Of Mourning. He and the First Lady will attend the funeral at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement.
President Donald Trump and his wife Melania will attend the funeral of former President George H. W. Bush at the National Cathedral in Washington, the White House said in a statement.