Former President George H.W. Bush has died at the age of 94, a family spokesman said.
The World War II hero, who also presided during the collapse of the Soviet Union and the final months of the Cold War, died late Friday night at his Houston home, said family spokesman Jim McGrath. His wife of more than 70 years, Barbara Bush, died in April 2018.
"The entire Bush family is deeply grateful for 41's life and love, for the compassion of those who have cared and prayed for Dad," his son George W. Bush, the 43rd president, said in a statement.
What will you remember most about former president George H.W. Bush?
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The Bush family politicians are Northeast liberals leading the pack of country club Republicans.Bob Whyte, Glen Cove
He was far more efficient in dealing with foreign affairs as opposed to domestic ones.Kevin Smith, Allenwood
President Bush guided the nation through a critically important period of world history.Ronald Scaglia, Massapequa
I will remember the president as the last world leader from the greatest generation.Jim Bolan, Copiague
He was a role model for all of us who seek to be competent, caring as well as a loving human being.Mary Kenny, St. James
George Bush in my mind is one of the finest gentlemen the world has ever seen.Joe winters, St James
His call for a kinder and gentler nation was obviously not heeded.Mark Eckert, Franklin Square
Rocking those parachute jumps when other seniors are busy walking with canes and walkers.Michael Fried, Cedarhurst
I will remember President George H. W Bush as a Patriot and Statesman.Tom Nicpon, Long Beach
Very liberal ex-CIA head.Sean Solomon, Long Beach
Our last President with class, dignity and a clear understanding of American values.Timothy Gatins, Elmont
When I think of George HW Bush, I think of his famous quote, "Read my lips, no new taxes".KEN MCGUIRE, WADING RIVER
President George H.W. Bush was the man who first inspired me to get involved in politics.Tom Cilmi , Bay Shore
A kind, decent man who led with quiet dignity and showed grace and humility in defeat.Thomas Fioriglio, Levittown
That he voted for Hillary!Karen murphy, Holbrook