George Herbert Walker Bush, the 41st president of the United States and the father of the 43rd, died on Friday in Houston. He was 94 years old. His death came less than eight months after that of his wife of 73 years, Barbara Bush, who passed away on April 17. He lived to be the first former president to reach the age of 94.
Jim Mcgrath, his spokesman announced his passing in a tweet. The cause of his death is not known at this time. Bush did announce back in 2012 that he had vascular Parkinsonism, which is a condition that limits mobility.
Mr. Bush was the patriarch of a political dynasty that included one son who served as president, another as a governor and a grandson who currently holds statewide office in Texas.
Mr. Bush served as commander in chief from 1989 to 1993. Mr. Bush had a lifetime of public service before he became president as a young Navy pilot in World War II, Texas congressman, CIA director and vice president to Ronald Reagan.
Many family, friends, politicians and world leaders are reacting to Mr. Bush’s passing, including his son and former president George W. Bush who released a statement, saying “Jeb, Neil, Marvin, Doro, and I are saddened to announce that after 94 remarkable years, our dear Dad has died.”
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