George H.W. Bush has passed away at his home in Houston, Texas on November 30th at the age of 94.
George W. Bush, Mr. Bush’s eldest child and the 43rd president, shared a statement announcing the death of his father.
“Jeb, Neil, Marvin, Doro and I are saddened to announce that after 94 remarkable years, our dear dad has died,” he said. “My father was the greatest man I ever knew.”
Barbara Bush, the wife of George H.W. Bush, passed away earlier this year.
George H. W. Bush served as the 41st President for a single term from 1989 to 1993. He also held the office of vice president from 1981-1989 and was director of the CIA from 1976-1977.
He also served as an aviator in WWII and ran an oil company in Texas before entering politics.
The funeral will be held on Wednesday at the Washington National Cathedral. Bush was eulogized by his son, former President George W. Bush and other close friends. His body will lie in state at the Capitol Rotunda beginning Monday, December 3 until Wednesday, December 5.
He will be laid to rest at his presidential library at Texas A&M University. He will be next to his late wife and daughter, Robin, who died from leukemia in 1953.