WASHINGTON: George HW Bush’s death comes months after wife Barbara’s death. Barbara was Mr. Bush’s wife. George HW Bush was the American president who lived the longest. The 41st US president navigated fall of Soviet Union in 1989.
George H. W. Bush – The man who guided America through the end of the Cold War as president and led a political dynasty that saw his son win the White House, died on Friday. He was 94 years old.
Bush became just the second US president after John Adams to see his son become president in 2001.
As per the saying of George W. Bush, his father was a “man of the highest character and the best dad a son or daughter could ask for,” in a statement announcing his death.
“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’s passing came months after his wife’s death in April and honored first woman Barbara Bush – his “world’s beloved woman in the world” – who he had been married for 73 years.
Mr. Bush served as vice president to Ronald Reagan after losing to him in the 1980 Republican primary an eight-year period of hands-on training for the top post he would go on to win by a strong margin in 1988, as the Cold War was coming to an end.
In a statement by the former president, Barack Obama, “America has lost a patriot and humble servant in George Herbert Walker Bush. While our hearts are heavy today, they are also filled with gratitude.”