Washington. Former U.S. president George H.W. Bush, who helped steer America through the end of the Cold War and routed Saddam Hussein’s Iraqi army, has died at age 94, his family announced late Friday.
Bush, the 41st president of the United States, lived longer than any of his predecessors. His death at 10:10 p.m. Central time was announced in a statement issued by longtime spokesperson Jim McGrath.
“Jeb, Neil, Marvin, Doro and I are saddened to announce that after 94 remarkable years, our dear Dad has died,” his son, former president George W. Bush, said in a statement released on Twitter.
“George H.W. Bush was a man of the highest character and the best dad a son or daughter could ask for.”