‘George H W Bush’ Has Passed Away
George Herbert Walker Bush was an American politician who served as the 41st President of the United States from 1989 to 1993. Prior to assuming the presidency, Bush served as the 43rd Vice President of the United States from 1981 to 1989. As a member of the Republican Party, he had previously been a U.S. Representative, Ambassador, and Director of Central Intelligence.Former President George H W Bush spoke his final words in a phone call with his son, former President George H W Bush, a source familiar with Bush’s final hours told CNN.
In their conversation on speakerphone, the son told the senior George Bush that he had been a “wonderful father.” His father’s reply — and final words — were: “I love you, too.”
In his last hours, Bush was asked whether he wanted to go to the hospital, according to a source familiar with the conversation. He had been hospitalized multiple times this year since his wife Barbara Bush’s death on April 17, and he had been dealing with a number of health issues over the years, including having a form of Parkinson’s disease.
The former President answered no.
Instead, Bush said that he was ready to go and be with Barbara, his wife of 73 years, and their late daughter Robin, who died of leukemia as a child.
Bush, 94, died late Friday at his home in Houston surrounded by his family, including his son Neil Bush and wife Maria, his best friend and former Secretary of State James Baker, and his grandson Pierce Bush.
Here is a picture of Sully, George H. W. Bush’s service dog as he mournfully rests near his master’s casket.