Former US president George H.W. Bush, who helped steer America via the top of the Chilly Warfare, died Friday at age 94, his household introduced.
“Jeb, Neil, Marvin, Doro and I are saddened to announce that after 94 outstanding years, our expensive Dad has died,” his son, former president George W. Bush, mentioned in a press release launched on Twitter by a household spokesman.
“George H.W. Bush was a person of the very best character and the perfect dad a son or daughter might ask for.”
Bush’s passing comes simply months after the dying in April of his spouse and revered first woman Barbara Bush — his “most beloved lady on the earth” — to whom he was married for 73 years.
He’s survived by his 5 kids and 17 grandchildren.
Funeral preparations will probably be introduced sooner or later, a household spokesman mentioned.
The US chief was a international coverage stalwart who declared a “new world order” in 1990 and drove Iraq from Kuwait however noticed his navy intervention within the Center East function a harbinger of chaos to come back.
The embellished conflict pilot and former CIA chief suffered the ignominy of being a one-term president, denied a second time period over a weak financial system when he misplaced the 1992 election to upstart Democrat Invoice Clinton.