Twitter Mourns George H.W. Bush's Death at 94

The 41st President of the United States passed away on November 30, seven months after his wife Barbara Bush's passing.

AceShowbiz - America is mourning the loss of its former commander-in-chief. George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States, passed away on Friday, November 30 at 94 years old, seven months after his wife of 73 years, Barbara Bush, died on April 17.

A statement released from his office confirms his passing, "George Herbert Walker Bush, World War II naval aviatar, Texas oil pinoeer, and 41st President of the United States of America, died on November 30, 2018. He was 94 and is survived by his five children and their spouses."

His son and the 43rd President of the United States, President George W. Bush, says, "Jeb, Neil, Marvin, Doro, and I are saddened to announce that after 94 remarkable years, our dear Dad has died." He adds, "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."

Many have taken to Twitter to pay tribute to the former POTUS. Actor and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger writes, "President Bush has left us for one last flight but his destination isn't unknown. He's flying into the arms of the love of his life, Barbara. This evening, each of us should take a minute to look up and offer him a silent thanks."

Writer and producer Beau Willimon tweets, "You can both disagree with & decry his policies and their consequences, and also recognize that George H.W. Bush respected the office and dedicated his life to public service."

ESPN college basketball analysts Fran Fraschilla also honors him, writing, "RIP, George H.W. Bush. You led our great country with decency & grace. What an American. What a life."

Congressman Eric Swalwell adds on his own account, "Rest In Peace, President George H.W. Bush. President Bush committed his life to service, bravely fighting in World War II, serving in Congress, leading the @cia, serving as Ambassador to the United Nations, and being Vice-President all before leading our nation. He'll be missed."

Bush's political career spanned more than three decades. He served as president from 1989 to 1993. Prior to that, he served as vice president under Ronald Reagan from 1981 to 1989.

Bush suffered from a form of Parkinson's disease and had been hospitalized several times in recent years. He was admitted to the ICU at the Houston Methodist Hospital back in January 2017 due to pneumonia. In April of this year, he was treated in the same hospital after "contracting an infection that spread to his blood."

Funeral arrangements for Bush will be announced at a later date.

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