George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States, has died.
NBC News said the announcement was made by his son, President George W. Bush on Friday evening.
The elder Bush had a long career in the federal government, serving as director of the CIA, Ambassador to China and the United Nations, and Vice President to President Ronald Reagan, before himself winning the seat in the 1988 general election.
Bush served as President for just one term, losing to Bill Clinton in a three-way race with H. Ross Perot in 1992. Bush’s son, George W. Bush became the 43rd President in the 2000 election, succeeding Clinton, and returning the Bush family dynasty to the White House, and making them the second father-and-son pair to have served as president after John Adams and John Quincy Adams, the 2nd and 6th Presidents.
Bush was preceded in death by his wife Barbara, who died earlier this year at age 92, and his daughter Pauline Robinson Bush, who died of leukemia in 1953 at the age of three.
The Bushes are survived by five children, including President George W. Bush, and more than 20 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.