Posted by on December 1, 2018 12:17 am
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BREAKING Nov 30, 2018 11:55pmEDT

George H. W. Bush, 41st President of the United States, has died at age 94, per an announcement from his family via his most famous son.

[A] statement from former President George W. Bush reads: “Jeb, Neil, Marvin, Doro, and I are saddened to announce that after 94 remarkable years, our dear Dad has died. George H. W. Bush was a man of the highest character and the best dad a son or daughter could ask 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.”

Bush was a World War II naval pilot who survived being shot down over the Pacific, led the CIA and spent eight years as vice president before taking the Oval Office. He was the father of the 43rd president, George W. Bush.

His wife of 73 years, Barbara Bush, who used her time as first lady to advocate for literacy, died on April 17.

The NY Times obituary can be read here.

Karen Tumulty’s obituary for WaPo can be read here.