George Bush Sr dies aged 94

Flowers laid are seen at the base of the statue at the George Bush Presidential Library in College Station Texas

George H.W. Bush died at the age of 94 on November 30, 2018.

The news came from an official statement from Bush's office late Friday evening.

Bush was the 41st president of the United States and the father of the 43rd, George W. Bush.

Bush had also been a World War II hero, Texas congressman, Central Intelligence Agency director and Ronald Reagan's vice president.

-Soviet Cold War that had carried the threat of nuclear annihilation.

In 1989, Bush defeated Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis and became the 41st president of the United States.

His younger son, Jeb Bush, served as governor of Florida and mounted a disappointing presidential run in 2016. The two were married 70 years.

President Trump issued a statement early Saturday morning on the death of former President George H.W. Bush, remembering him as an "unflappable" leader and devoted family man.

In 2012, the former president announced that he had vascular Parkinsonism. But to Houstonians he was one of our most esteemed and relatable neighbors.

He was a World War II aviator and Texan oil tycoon before entering politics in 1964 as a Republican.

Domestically, however, the economy stalled and Bush broke his pledge not to raise taxes in order to reach a budget deal with Democrats - a cardinal sin in the eyes of Republicans.

George Bush Sr was visited by former president Barack Obama two days ago, according to the family's spokesman.

In his rise to the presidency, Bush held a variety of key positions over the years, often deemed by Republican presidents as the most qualified man in US public life.

In 2001, Bush became just the second USA president after John Adams to see his son become president.

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