Former U.S first lady and literacy campaigner Barbara Bush has passed on at the age of 92.
Bush, the wife of U.S longest-lived president George H.W Bush, 93, and mother of former president George W Bush had been in failing health in recent times and the family had earlier said that she had declined further medical treatment.
Bush’s son, George W. Bush, in a statement, said:
“My dear mother has passed on at age 92. 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. To us, she was so much more. Mom kept us on our toes and kept us laughing until the end. I’m a lucky man that Barbara Bush was my mother. Our family will miss her dearly, and we thank you all for your prayers and good wishes.”