Former US president George HW Bush dies aged 94

Former President George H.W. Bush died shortly after 10 p.m. Friday about eight months after the death of his wife Barbara Bush

Bush's death came seven months after that of his wife, former first lady Barbara Bush, to whom he was married for 73 years - longer than any other president and first lady.

Along with his full life of service to country, we will remember President Bush for his devotion to family - especially the love of his life, Barbara.

George H.W. served as vice president to Ronald Reagan from 1981-1989, before becoming president and holding office from 1990-1993.

The 41st American president was a foreign policy realist who navigated the turbulent but largely peaceful fall of the Soviet Union in 1989 and assembled an unprecedented coalition to defeat Iraqi strongman Saddam Hussein two years later.

The 41st commander-in-chief left his mark on almost every area of government as president, vice president, ambassador, Central Intelligence Agency director and a member of Congress.

In 2011, Bush was honoured with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama.

"His presidency was overshadowed in many ways by his predecessor which is understandable", his son and former President George W. Bush once said.

He did say that Bush's death "really puts a damper" on his participation at the summit.

Former President George H.W. Bush listens to the national anthem with Airmen from the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing in 2006
Former President George H.W. Bush listens to the national anthem with Airmen from the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing in 2006

"My deepest condolences go out to the Bush family, and I join our nation in mourning the passing of George H.W. Bush". One of the youngest pilots in the Navy, he flew 58 missions off the carrier USS San Jacinto. "We will miss him dearly".

President George H.W. Bush was an American hero, a patriot and a wise and generous man.

Bush had one of the most impressive résumés in American public life.

The conference was mainly symbolic, but it set the stage for the Oslo Accords two years later.

In a joint statement, former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Bush "never stopped serving".

Thousands of U.S. troops were sent into Panama and the country's leader, Manuel Noriega, was arrested on drug trafficking charges and extradited to the United States to face trial.

Some of the animosity between the Bush family and Trump derived from Trump's insults against Jeb Bush, who ran against him in the Republican primary in 2016.

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