Former US President George HW Bush dies

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GBnews 24 desk//

Former US President George HW Bush has died at the age of 94, his son George W Bush has announced.

George Bush Sr, as he was known, passed away on Friday evening, a statement said on behalf of the family.

He was a World War Two aviator and Texan oil tycoon before entering politics in 1964 as a Republican, reports BBC.

In April, he was admitted to a hospital intensive care unit with an infection, a week after the death of his wife Barbara.

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 spokesman Jim McGrath, according to Reuters report.

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