- During his reign, his foreign policy led the downfall of communism in Eastern Europe and Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait in 1990
- Before becoming President of the US, he served as Vice President
- He was instrumental in building the international military coalition that forced Iraq’s Saddam Hussein out of Kuwait
On Friday Evening, the world was shocked with the death of a leader who has left a befitting legacy across the globe as he served the US as President for only one term.
His son, also the former President of US, George W Bush announced that his father had died of Blood infection.
Bush the Senior, as he was commonly known, was admitted in April this year suffering from the blood infection that eventually claimed his life.
Bush became a politician in 1964 and served as US President from 1989 to 1993. He died at the age of 94.
In a tweeter message by Bush Junior, the statement read: “Jeb, Neil, Marvin, Doro, and I are saddened to announce that after 94 remarkable years, our dear Dad has died.”
He added that: “He (George) was a man of the highest character and the best dad a son or daughter could ask for.”