Published: Sat, December 01, 2018
Worldwide | By Angelina Lucas

Former President George HW Bush dies at age 94

Former President George HW Bush dies at age 94

British Prime Minister Theresa May said that "in navigating a peaceful end to the Cold War, he made the world a safer place for generations to come".

Bush - who was born on June 12, 1924 in Milton, Massachusetts into a wealthy New England political dynasty - put his inevitable political career on hold to join the US Navy during World War II. While our hearts are heavy today, they are also filled with gratitude.

Heartfelt sympathy and deep condolences to the entire Bush family on the passing of our 41st President, George H.W. Bush.

Brent Scowcroft, Bush's national security adviser, lamented that "The world has lost a great leader; this country has lost one of its best; and I have lost one of my dearest friends".

A Second World War veteran, he became President in 1989, guiding the world out of the Cold War, and raising an global coalition to fight the Gulf War against Saddam Hussein.

They wrote that those whom Bush had inspired to public service were "illuminating the greatness, hope and opportunity of America to the world". "It is a lifelong record of selfless patriotic service to our nation". ". He led with strength, integrity, compassion and humility - characteristics that define a truly great man".

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"As they reignited the US economy, battled tyranny across the globe and restored America's pride and goal, President Reagan relied on his vice president's calm, strength, loyalty and wisdom", Ryan said.

In a statement Bush's vice president, Dan Quayle, said he always looked up to his former boss.

"After seventy-three years of marriage, George and Barbara Bush are together again now, two points of light that never dimmed, two points of light that ignited countless others with their example". "The world mourns the loss of a great American".

The AP Twitter account did share more sentimental messages in follow up tweets, quoting leaders who recognize and appreciate Bush's years of service. He devoted his life to his family and his country.

In August 2015, Trump tweeted a dig at the presidency of George H.W. Bush, writing: "The last thing we need is another Bush in the White House".

We have lost a great American.

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