The former president of the United States dies George H.W. Bush at 94

The former president of the United States dies George H.W. Bush at 94



The former president of the United States George H.W. Bush (1989-1993) died Friday at age 94, his son and former president, George W. Bush (2001-2009), said in a statement.

"Jeb, Neil, Marvin, Doro and I sadly announce that after 94 extraordinary years, our dear father has died," he said in the statement.

Bush died eight months after his wife, former first lady Barbara Bush, with whom he was married 73 years ago.

George H.W. Bush was a war pilot during World War II, congressman, ambassador to the UN, director of the CIA, vice president of Ronald Reagan between 1981 and 1989 and put an end to a four-decade political career as president.

From the White House, Bush "41" (to differentiate him from his son, Bush "43") led the end of the Cold War, the first Gulf War and the invasion of Panama as the Soviet Union collapsed and Germany reunified.

The diplomatic and military triumphs were not enough for him to obtain the re-election, and in 1993 he gave the Democrat Bill Clinton the keys of the White House and retired to his home in Houston (Texas) with his wife.

Bush suffered from a type of Parkinson's that prevented him from walking and he had him in a wheelchair in his last years of life, in which his inflows and exits from the hospital were constant, mainly due to respiratory problems.

In 2016, neither Bush 41 nor Bush 43 supported the Republican candidate for the White House and now president, Donald Trump, and according to some leaks both voted for the Democrat Hillary Clinton. Trump, in fact, did not attend Barbara Bush's funeral in April.

In a statement, his presidential office reported that details of the funeral will be announced as soon as possible.

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