Former President George H. W. Bush died Friday evening at the age of 94. The sad news was announce via a statement from his son, former president George W. Bush.
"Jeb, Neil, Marvin, Doro, and I are saddened to announce that after 94 remarkable years, our dear Dad has died," reads the message. "George H. W. Bush was a man of the highest character and the best dad a son or daughter could ask for. 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 family and fellow citizens."
Statement by the 43rd President of the United States, George W. Bush, on the passing of his father this evening at the age 94. pic.twitter.com/oTiDq1cE7h- Jim McGrath (@jgm41) December 1, 2018
Along with the statement, H.W. Bush's spokesman Jim McGrath also shared that a tribute to the 41st president has gone live on georgehwbush.com, and that relevant funeral information would be posted there as well.
Thus far, it states that the former president's family will be working with the department of defense to carry out his final wishes.
A note on the website reads, "The Bush family is partnering wiht the Department of Defense's Joint Task Force-National Capital Region (JTF-NCR) to carry out President Bush's wishes as it relates to his state funeral plan. At the appropriate time, relevant details will be announced and posted both to this page and the website maintained by the JTF-NCR."
Since the news broke, eulogies have poured out for the former president, from his family, fellow politicians, and the grieving public, but at this point, it's unclear who all will be giving the official memorial speeches at the funeral services. We'll continue to update as we know more.
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