Sad! Former President George HW Bush dies

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The United States have lost her former President, George H. W Bush, eight months after the death of his wife, Barbara Bush, according to statement by a family spokesman.

"Jeb, Neil, Marvin, Doro and I are saddened to announce that after 94 remarkable years, our dear Dad has died," his son, former president George W Bush, said in a statement released on Twitter by a family spokesman.

"George H.W. Bush was a man of the highest character and the best dad a son or daughter could ask for."

US President Donald Trump hailed his "sound judgement, common sense and unflappable leadership" in a statement posted on Twitter on Saturday.

"America has lost a patriot and humble servant in George Herbert Walker Bush. While our hearts are heavy today, they are also filled with gratitude," former president Barack Obama said in a statement.

George Senior, who was president from 1989 to 1993, with the successful campaign to drive Saddam Hussein from Kuwait his most significant accomplishment.

The one-term president lost the 1992 election to Democrat Bill Clinton, but he went on to see his son, George W, win the White House in 2001. Another son, Jeb, made a presidential run in 2016 but dropped out in the primaries.