The 41st U.S. president, George H.W. Bush, died Nov. 30. George W. Bush, the former president and son to George Bush Sr., announced the death in a statement that read: “After 94 remarkable years our dear dad has died. George H.W. Bush was a man of the highest character, and he was the best dad a son or daughter could ask for.” Bush Jr. wrote, “The entire Bush family is deeply grateful for 41’s life and love and the compassion and those who have cared and pray for dad and for the condolences of friends and fellow citizens.” The 41st president was a Navy aviator during World World II and served one term as U.S. president.
Former Secretary of State Jim Baker, a long time adviser and friend to the president, said that Bush’s passing was peaceful. Baker said the president was bed ridden for about three days before the day he died. The day of his death, Baker said the president looked well in the morning, almost like he was going to bounce back, but then at 10:10 p.m. the former president died. Former Sen. Rudy Boschwitz told the Star Tribune, “He was a very humane, understanding, he a lived a good life with his family, with the American people, and he was the best qualified president in my time.”