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    ‘He inspired generations’: Tributes pour as US ex-president George HW Bush passes away

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    Former United States (US) George Herbert Walker Bush passed away aged 94 on Saturday, a statement from his office announced. George Sr, who was the 41st president of the US, shepherded the country through turbulent times of the Soviet Union breakup and the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait.

    A statement of his office said: “George HW 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 survived by 5 children and their spouses, 17 grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and two siblings. Funeral arrangements will be announced as practical.”

    George Sr’s son and also former US president George W Bush also issued a statement over his father’s death on behalf of the Bush family. “Jeb, Neil, Marvin, Doro and I are saddened to announce that after 94 incredible years, our dear Dad has died. George HW Bush was a man of the highest character and the best dad a son or daughter could ask for,” Bush Jr said.

    President Donald Trump paid homage to the deceased ex-leader saying that ‘Bush inspired generations of his fellow Americans to the public service’

    ‘He will always be cherished for his love of Texas traditions’

    The US flag at the White House will fly at half-mast in memory of the deceased ex-president

    A moment to remember

    ‘You will be missed’

    ‘A truly amazing man’

    ‘He aimed to serve the nation, not himself’

    ‘You are a hero’

    Bush’s letter to the then incoming president Bill Clinton in 1993 is also making rounds on social media. ‘Your success is our country’s success. I am rooting hard for you’

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