Former US President George Bush died Friday at the age of 94. He had been the 41st president of the United States.
The former president of the United States George HW Bush , who led his country from 1989 to 1993 during the end of the Cold War, has died at the age of 94, announced late Friday night his son George W. Bush.
“Jeb, Neil, Marvin, Doro and I have the sadness to announce that after 94 remarkable years our dear daddy has died,” George W. Bush said in a statement posted on Twitter by a family spokesman.
“George HW Bush was a man of noble character and the best father a son or daughter could have wanted.”
— George W. Bush Presidential Center (@TheBushCenter) 1 December 2018
The current US President Donald Trump has praised the “unwavering leadership” of his predecessor, who will also remain in the history of having engaged the United States in the liberation of Kuwait, after the invasion of Iraq by Iraqi troops. Saddam Hussein.
“Through his authenticity, his spirit and his unwavering commitment to the faith, the family and his country, President Bush has inspired generations of fellow Americans,” said Trump in a statement from Buenos Aires. where he attends the G20 summit.
“America has lost a patriot and a humble servant,” said Barack Obama, paying tribute to his action in “reducing the scourge of nuclear weapons and forming a broad international coalition to expel a dictator from the United States.” Kuwait “.
Obama also said George WH Bush’s diplomacy helped “end the Cold War without firing a shot.”
The 41st President of the United States
The death of the former US president comes just months after that of his wife Barbara, with whom he remained married 73 years. The couple had five children and 17 grandchildren.
The details of the funeral will be communicated in due course, the spokesman said.
After serving for eight years as Ronald Reagan’s Vice President, George Bush joined the White House as the 41st President of the United States. His presidency, from 1989 to 1993, coincided with the end of the Cold War.
Bridging for a second term, he was clearly defeated in late 1992 by Democratic candidate Bill Clinton.