President George H.W. Bush, 41st president of the United States, dies at 94

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President George H.W. Bush acknowledges a reporter during a news conference at the White House on Thursday, Dec. 5, 1991. [Photo Credit: AP Photo | Greg Gibson]

George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States, died Friday at the age of 94.

George Herbert Walker Bush passed away at 10:10 p.m. ET his spokesperson Jim McGrath confirmed.

His death follows his wife Barbara‘s who passed on April 17 of this year.

His son, and 43rd president of the United States, George W. Bush released a statement Friday night on behalf of him and and his siblings, “Jeb, Neil, Marvin, Doro, and I are saddened to announce that after 94 remarkable years, our dear Dad has died.”

“George H.W. Bush was a man of the highest character and the best dad a son or daughter could ask for,” he said. “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.”