World leaders are paying their respects to former President George H.W. Bush, who passed away in Houston last night at the age of 94.
Bush served as President Ronald Reagan’s Vice President for two terms, then became the 41st President of the United States in 1989, serving a single term. In 2001, he saw his son George W. Bush follow in his footsteps and become President for two terms. Bush’s passing comes 8 months after his wife Barbara’s death.
The news was confirmed by former President George W. Bush and his siblings. Bush called his father “a man of the highest character and the best dad a son or daughter could ask for.”
World leaders, including every living President of the United States, have posted their condolences, honoring the former President.
— George W. Bush Presidential Center (@TheBushCenter) December 1, 2018
President Trump tweeted hours after news of Bush’s death was confirmed that whenever he was with Bush, he “saw his absolute joy for life and true pride in his family.”
President George H.W. Bush led a long, successful and beautiful life. Whenever I was with him I saw his absolute joy for life and true pride in his family. His accomplishments were great from beginning to end. He was a truly wonderful man and will be missed by all!
— Donald J. Trump