George H.W. Bush, the President who steered America through the end of the Cold War died on Friday. The leader led a political dynasty and saw his son win the White House died at the age of 94.
While announcing the death of his father, George W. Bush in a statement said that his father was the man of highest character and he was a kind of dad which a son or daughter would have ever asked for.
“The entire Bush family is deeply grateful for 41’s life and love, for the compassion of those who have cared and prayed for Dad, and for the condolences of our friends and fellow citizens,” said George W. Bush in the statement.
Sources have revealed that George H.W. Bush dies a few months after his wife died in April who was his most beloved woman in the world. Mr Bush was married to his wife for the past 73 years.
George H.W. Bush, the 41st American president who navigated the turbulent fall of the Soviet Union in 1989 was a foreign policy realist as well.
Bush at the time of his presidency, presided over economic malaise at home and infuriated his fellow Republicans during a budget battle with rival Democrats by famously breaking his vow. Besides this, he led a blue-blood political dynasty with his son George W. Bush had eight years in the White House and son Jeb served as governor of Florida.
As per the reports, Mr Bush is the first American President to have lived such a long life. Jimmy Carter was born a few months later, so he could quickly reset the record.
“America has lost a patriot and humble servant in George Herbert Walker Bush. While our hearts are heavy today, they are also filled with gratitude,” former president Barack Obama said in a statement.