UPDATED 7:04 AM PT — Sat. Dec. 1, 2018
Former President George H.W. Bush has passed away at 94-years-old.
The family’s spokesperson released a statement Friday saying the 41st President passed away in Houston, Texas.
George Herbert Walker Bush was a World War II Aviator and a Texas oil pioneer before entering politics.
In 1990 he was named Time Magazine’s “Man of the Year” and in 1993 he received an honorary knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II.
Bush is the recipient of at least 14 honorary doctoral degrees and also spoke at numerous commencement ceremonies.
He is survived by his five children and their spouses, 17 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and two siblings.
After his time in politics, Bush served on the boards of non-profit organizations, made diplomatic trips to the Middle East and Asia, and made several visits back to Capitol Hill and the White House.
His death follows his wife Barbara, who passed away April 17th.
He and Barbara were married for 73-years, the longest of any Presidential couple in U.S. history.