Former first lady Barbara Bush died on Tuesday, the family confirmed. She was 92.
Bush, who suffered pulmonary disease and congestive heart failure, opted to halt further medical treatment and remain comfortable in her home over the weekend. She was the wife of former President George H.W. Bush and mother of former President George W. Bush.
Statement by the Office of @GeorgeHWBush on the passing of Barbara Pierce Bush this evening at the age of 92. pic.twitter.com/c6JU0xy6Vc
— Jim McGrath (@jgm41) April 17, 2018
George W. Bush released a statement on his mother’s death.
“Laura, Barbara, Jenna, and I are sad, but our souls are settled because we know hers was. Barbara Bush was a fabulous first lady and a woman unlike any other who brought levity, love, and literacy to millions,” the statement says.
Statement by President George W. Bush on the passing of Mrs. Barbara Bush: https://t.co/PwYs9SHwo3 pic.twitter.com/FZMcRwv0Ve
— George W. Bush Presidential Center (@TheBushCenter) April 18, 2018
President Donald Trump, of whom the former first lady was critical, tweeted a statement saying Barbara Bush “will long be remembered for her strong devotion to country and family, both of which she served unfailingly well.”
[email protected] Melania and I join the Nation in celebrating the life of Barbara Bush: pic.twitter.com/4NzyjxqAFM
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 18, 2018
Politicians, pundits, athletes, and other celebrities tweeted tributes to the former first lady.
Rest In Peace Mrs. Barbara Bush.
You were a beautiful light in this world and I am forever thankful for your friendship. pic.twitter.com/yuZvQ7o8aH
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) April 17, 2018
Rest In Peace Barbara Bush. Much love to the whole family.
— Cameron Kasky (@cameron_kasky) April 18, 2018
Throughout her life, Barbara Bush showed us all the importance of charity, literacy, and love of country. Our thoughts are with the entire Bush family as they mourn her passing. Rest In Peace.
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) April 18, 2018
Barbara Bush was a remarkable woman. She had grit & grace, brains & beauty. She was fierce & feisty in support of her family & friends, her country & her causes. She showed us what an honest, vibrant, full life looks like. Hillary and I mourn her passing and bless her memory.
— Bill Clinton (@BillClinton) April 17, 2018
Barbara Bush was a woman of incredible determination, wit, and compassion who embodied America’s best values. My deepest condolences to the entire Bush family — especially her devoted husband @GeorgeHWBush.
— Madeleine Albright (@madeleine) April 18, 2018
Barbara Bush matriarch of a great, patriotic family, dies at 92. Historical women.
— Bill O'Reilly (@BillOReilly) April 18, 2018
Ohioans join with all Americans to mourn the death of Barbara Bush, a woman of grace, humility, great compassion and resolve. Her dedication to her country and family was always absolute — an example to us. We pray for her family.
— John Kasich (@JohnKasich) April 18, 2018
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