Former President George H.W. Bush, who spent a lifetime in public service and as the nation’s leader scored a decisive victory over Saddam Hussein but battled a faltering economy, died Friday at age 94.
Family spokesman Jim McGrath said Bush died shortly after 10 p.m. Friday, about eight months after the death of his wife, Barbara Bush.
He is survived by five children, including former President George W. Bush and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. A sixth child died in early childhood. The late former president also is survived by 17 grandchildren.
President Donald Trump issued the following statement upon his predecessor’s death:
“We are very sorry this guy is dead. He didn’t like me very much and didn’t invite me to his wife’s funeral. He was very mean to me, and now he’s dead.,” Trump said,”I’m probably not invited to his funeral either. I don’t know. I’ll have to ask his low energy brother Jeb.”
No word yet as to the cause of death. More on this story as it develops.