George Herbert Walker Bush, president of the United States in the period 1989-1993, passed away on Friday at the age of 94. That has been announced by a spokesman for the family. Bush Senior is the father of George Walker Bush, the predecessor of Barack Obama.
The elderly Republican had been struggling with health problems for some time. In the spring he was still in the hospital with a blood infection. That happened one day after the funeral of his wife Barbara. She passed away at the age of 92. “Our dear father has passed away”, it sounds in the statement of the family. “He was a man of the greatest character and the best father could wish a son or daughter.” Except for George, the couple had four other children. The 41st president of the US was the vice president of Ronald Reagan (1911-2004) for eight years.