George H. W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States, has died at the age of 94.
George Herbert Walker Bush was a World War II naval aviator, a Texas oil pioneer and the 41st President of the United States.
He died on Saturday at the age of 94, and is survived by his five children, 17 grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and two siblings.
In a statement, his son and 43rd President of the United States, George W. Bush said the family were saddened to announce his father’s death.
“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.”
Mr. Bush Snr survived being shot down over the Pacific, led the CIA and spent eight years as Vice President to Ronald Reagan.
He was elected as President in 1988 and served for the full two terms.
His wife, Barbara, died at the age of 92 in April.