The former Republican president from 1989 to 1993 and vice president of Ronald Reagan died on Friday.
Rabat – George H. W. Bush died on Friday, November 30, at the age of 94, announced his son George W. Bush in a statement published on Twitter by a family spokesman.
“George HW Bush was a man of the highest character and the best dad a son or daughter could ask for,” a statement from his sons, former President George W. Bush and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, reads.
Bush had been hospitalized in the spring for treatment of a blood-borne infection.
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The death of the former US president came just a few months after the death of his wife Barbara, with whom he was married for 73 years. The couple had five children and 17 grandchildren.
After eight years as Ronald Reagan’s vice president 1981-1989, George Bush entered the White House as the 41st president of the United States in 1989. Running for a second term, he was clearly defeated in 1992 by Democratic candidate Bill Clinton.
Details of the funeral will be released in due course, the Bush family spokesman said.
US President Donald Trump praised his predecessor’s “unflappable leadership,” which will also be remembered in history for involving the US in the first Gulf War after Saddam Hussein’s Iraqi troops invaded Kuwait.