1 Dec 2018

George Bush Senior dies aged 94

6:33 pm on 1 December 2018

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

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George H.W. Bush holding a press conference at the White House in 1992 when he was president. Photo: AFP

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 II aviator and Texan oil tycoon before entering politics in 1964 as a Republican.

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

Mr Bush was the father of former Republican president George W. Bush, who served two terms from 2001 to 2009, and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who unsuccessfully sought the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.