Former U.S. President George H. W. Bush, who was in office from 1989 to 1993, passed away at the age of 94, leaving a void in the world of politics.
The 41st President of the U.S. lived longer than any of his predecessors and died peacefully at his home in Houston, Texas, on Friday night, November 30, 2018.
As reported by Reuters, the news of his death was first announced in a brief statement issued by spokesman Jim McGrath, who also admitted that no funeral arrangements have been scheduled as of yet.
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A TRUE WAR HERO
"Bush was elected to the White House himself after defeating Democratic candidate Michael Dukakis in the 1988."
Born on June 12, 1924, in Milton, Massachusetts, Bush grew up surrounded by wealth and, because of that, he was able to attend the best schools. Still, he chose to enlist in the Navy at the age of 18 and ended up flying 58 missions during World War II.
He married Barbara Bush, who would stood by his side until the end of her days, when he returned from the war and together they raised a total of six children.
Bush won an election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1966 and was appointed U.S. ambassador to the United Nations by President Richard Nixon in 1970.
REACHING THE TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN
The late 94-year-old served for eight years as Vice President during Ronald Reagan's two terms and was elected to the White House himself after defeating Democratic candidate Michael Dukakis in the 1988 Presidential campaign.
Bush's death comes just seven months after his wife's, to whom he was married for 73 years, but he was admitted to a hospital in Houston the day after her funeral.
A REAL LOVE STORY
The presidential couple used to be spotted quite frequently out and about in Houston, but due to several health problems and old age, they stopped going out as much.
Still, they had a very beautiful relationship and Barbara was always there to support her husband and father of her children in every step of the way.