Former US President George HW Bush dies: Former US President George HW Bush passed away at the age of 94, a family spokesperson announced on late Friday, November 30. The announcement came from his son and former president George W. Bush, who expressed grief over Twitter, by writing that Jeb, Neil, Marvin, Doro and he are saddened to announce that after 94 notable years, their Dad has died. Bush, who served as America’s 41st president from 1989 to 1993, during which he led a successful campaign to drive out Saddam Hussein from Kuwait, is considered as one of the most important achievements by him.
Bush was the hero of The World War II, who was also at the helm during the collapse of the Soviet Union and the final months of the Cold War. He was also the director of CIA under the extremely popular Ronald Reagan and was the chairman of the Republican National Committee. Meanwhile, former president and Democrat leader Barack Obama expressed pain over the loss of Bush. He said that the United States has lost a patriot and a humble servant, while the hearts of Americans are heavy today, they also filled with gratitude, Obama said in a statement.
He was born in 1924 in an aristocratic New England family. It was in 1942, when the WW II hero joined the Navy in 1942 at an early age of 18, training as a torpedo bomber pilot. Following which he studied economics at Yale before starting on a productive career in the oil industry in Texas.
He is survived by his 5 children and 17 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements of the veteran Republican leader will be announced soon, media reports said.