Former President George HW Bush has died

Former President George HW Bush has died

His son, George W Bush, issued a statement Friday following his father's death.

With sound judgement, common sense, and unflappable leadership, President Bush guided our Nation, and the world, to a peaceful and victorious conclusion of the Cold War.

White House advisor Kellyanne Conway tweeted: "Heartfelt sympathy and deep condolences to the entire Bush family on the passing of our 41st President, George HW Bush".

From former presidents to Bush's family, support poured in from across the world. The couple was married for 73 years.

Bush served as Vice President to Ronald Reagan in the 1980s, and in 1988 won the Republican nomination for president.

Former President George H.W. Bush has died at the age of 94.

He was not re-elected in 1992, which was attributed to breaking his pledge to not introduce new taxes.

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The 41st president suffered from vascular parkinsonism, a rare condition that "mimics Parkinson's disease", according to the Associated Press.

Over 6,000 people attended Mrs Bush's funeral. But to Houstonians he was one of our most esteemed and relatable neighbors.

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

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

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

Four years later, however, Bush lost the presidency to Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton, although the two later became friends, occasionally dispatched by subsequent US presidents to oversee assistance efforts after natural disasters.

Son Jeb made his own presidential run in 2016, but fell short in the Republican primaries against Trump.

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