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Former US president George HW Bush passes away at 94, world leaders condole death and pay tributes
The 41st US president George HW Bush (94) has died and world leaders have condoled his death including Indian PM Narendra Modi. His passing away was announced by his office through a statement which read, "George Herbert Walker Bush, World War II naval aviator, Texas oil pioneer, and 41st president of the United States of America, died on 30 November 2018."

Also, his son George W Bush, who has been the 43rd US president stated, "Jeb, Neil, Marvin, Doro and I are saddened to announce that after 94 remarkable years, our dear dad has died. George HW Bush was a man of the highest character and the best dad a son or daughter could ask for."

US president Donald Trump paid tribute to late George HW Bush praising him for his sound judgment, common sense and unflappable leadership and his office declared the 5th December was a national day of mourning. The late president's state funeral will be attended by president Trump and his wife Melania.

It has been stated that of late, he had been suffering from vascular parkinsonism, a form of Parkinson's disease that had forced him to use a motorized scooter or wheelchair and died  at his home in Houston.

Tributes and condolences have been offered by former Presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, and many more. He will lie in state in the United States Capitol rotunda.  British Prime Minister Theresa May paid tribute by calling late Bush 'a true friend' to the United Kingdom. He has been 'the trusted counterpart and confidant'. "President Bush was a true friend to the UK and the trusted counterpart and confidant of two Prime Ministers. His statesmanship, wisdom and friendship will be much missed and today we send our deepest condolences to his family and to the American people," stated May.

Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has also condoled the passing away of former US President George HW Bush saying, "Condolences to the Bush family and the people of USA on the passing away of former President George H .W. Bush. He was a leading statesman at a critical period of world history. Former President George H. W. Bush was passionate about strong relations between India and USA. His presence will be sorely missed. May he rest in peace", the Prime Minister said.

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