Update: George H.W. Bush will lie in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda next week. An arrival ceremony will be held at 5 p.m. Monday. The public will be invited to pay their respects from 7:30 p.m. Monday until 7 a.m. Wednesday. A state funeral is being planned with events expected in Texas and Washington, D.C. The Bush family will provide additional details soon regarding arrangements.
From ABC News: George Herbert Walker Bush, the 41st president of the United States, has died at age 94. His death was announced by his family Friday night on Twitter. The president’s health had been in decline in recent months.
“George Herbert Walker Bush, World War II naval aviator, Texas oil pioneer, and 41st President of the United States of America, died on November 30, 2018. He was 94 and is survived by his five children and their spouses, 17 grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and two siblings,” the former president’s office said in a statement. “He was preceded in death by his wife of 73 years, Barbara; his second child Pauline “Robin” Bush; and his brothers Prescott and William or “Bucky” Bush.”
His son George W. Bush, who served as the country’s 43rd president, released a statement of his own from the family.
“Jeb, Neil, Marvin, Doro, and I are saddened to announce that after 94 remarkable years, our dear Dad has died,” George W. Bush said. “George H. W. Bush was a man of the highest character and the best dad a son or daughter could ask for. 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, and for the condolences of our friends and fellow citizens.”
U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today released the following statement:
“America and the world will miss and mourn the life and service of George H.W. Bush. President and Mrs. Bush were and always will be an unforgettable first family. I was honored to serve and work with them. Dianne and I extend our deepest sympathy and condolences to the Bush family.”
Isakson and President George W. Bush worked together closely on education legislation when Isakson served in the U.S. House of Representatives. President George H.W. Bush campaigned for Isakson on numerous occasions during his political career.
U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on the passing of President George H.W. Bush:
“Bonnie and I join the nation in mourning the loss of President George H.W. Bush. As a World War II aviator, member of Congress, CIA Director, Ambassador, Vice President, and Commander in Chief, President Bush dedicated his life to serving our country. He was a skilled leader who showed tireless dedication to our nation during some of our most trying times. George and Barbara Bush’s sacrifice, service, and love for our country was unmatched. Bonnie and I send heartfelt prayers to President George W. Bush and the entire Bush family during this very difficult time.”