Former US First lady Barbara Bush dies at 92

Former First Lady Barbara Bush. PHOTO: COURTESY.

Former US First lady Barbara Bush is dead.

The late Barbara who was former President George H.W. Bush’s wife died Tuesday evening at her home in Houston, Texas.

Family spokesman Jim McGrath announced the death in a statement on Twitter.

On Sunday, the office of her husband, former President George Bush who is the 41st president of the US, issued a statement saying that after consulting her family and her doctors, Mrs. Bush had “decided not to seek additional medical treatment and will instead focus on comfort care.”

President Bush, at 93, is the longest-lived US president. Their son, George, was elected in 2000 and served two terms as the nation’s 43rd president.

In a statement, President George gave his tribute to his late mother saying she had always kept them on toes and always had a sense of humor.

“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.”

According to NewYork Times, Mrs. Bush had been hospitalized with pneumonia in December 2013. She also underwent surgery for a perforated ulcer in 2008 and had heart surgery four months later.

Barbara was also the mother of Jeb Bush,  who served as governor of Florida from 1999 to 2007 and unsuccessfully ran for the presidency in 2016.