Former US president, George HW Bush is dead
Former US president, George HW Bush is dead

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.

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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.