Former president, George H. W. Bush
is ‘broken-hearted’ after loosing his wife Barbara Bush
. His spokeswoman Jean Becker
provided a statement on Tuesday night following the sad news.
“So many of you are asking, 'How is 41?' He, of course, is broken-hearted to lose his beloved Barbara, his wife of 73 years,” the statement began. “He held her hand all day today and was at her side when [she] left this good earth.”
Adding, “Obviously, this is a very challenging time. But it will not surprise all of you who know and love him that he also is being stoic and strong, and is being lifted up by his large and supportive family. He is determined to be there for them as well. He appreciates all the well wishes and support.”
The former first lady of the United States of America passed away Tuesday April 17, 2018. She was 92-years-old.
“She is survived by her husband of 73 years, President George H. W. Bush; five children and their spouses, 17 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; and her brother Scott Pierce. She was preceded in death by her second child, Pauline “Robin” Bush, and her siblings Martha Rafferty and James R. Pierce,” the statement announcing her death read.
Her death comes after Barbara announced that she would no longer continue medical treatment after a series of hospitalizations and would instead focus on comfort care.
Barbara had a lung disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and congestive heart failure, according to reports.