Former US president, George Bush is dead
Former US President George HW Bush has died at the age of 94, his son George W Bush has announced.
George Bush Sr, as he was known, passed away on Friday evening, a spokesperson said on behalf of the family.
He was the 41st US president between 1989 to 1993, after serving eight years as vice-president to Ronald Reagan.
Despite achieving popularity ratings of 90%, he was accused of neglecting domestic affairs and was defeated by Bill Clinton in the 1992 election.
He was a World War Two aviator and Texan oil tycoon before entering politics in 1964 as a Republican.
In April, he was admitted to a hospital intensive care unit with an infection, a week after the death of his wife Barbara.
Mr Bush, 93, was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital in Texas a few days after the death of his wife Barbara.
He was president from 1989-93 and his son, George W Bush, went on to serve in the same role.
Mr Bush built a successful international coalition to end Saddam Hussein’s occupation of Kuwait in the first Iraq War.