Former US president George H.W. Bush has died aged 94.
He was the father of former President George W. Bush, who served two terms in the White House during the 2000s, and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who unsuccessfully sought the 2016 Republican nomination for president.
He also saw his popularity swell with America's success in the 1990-1991 Gulf War, where United States forces liberated Kuwait from Iraqi control following an air and ground campaign.
In a life on the world stage and at the highest levels of the American political scene, Bush lost and won elections before becoming the American leader in 1989, and then, with a declining US economy and unemployment rising, was turned out of office after four years in the White House, losing his re-election bid in 1992.
In addition to being the President of the United States, Bush also served as Vice President of the United States under Ronald Reagan, and was a congressman, an ambassador, and Director of Central Intelligence during his many decades of public service.
Below, see how Bush's family, friends and colleagues reacted to former President George H.W. Bush's death.
During his time as president, the Berlin Wall fell, the Soviet Union and communism collapsed, and the Cold War ended.
Reaction to the passing of President George H.W. Bush is coming in from around the world.
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"Through his essential authenticity, disarming wit, and unwavering commitment to faith, family, and country, President Bush inspired generations of his fellow Americans to public service", Trump said in a statement.
His death comes less than eight months after his wife Barbara died .
His father, Prescott Bush, the son of an OH steel magnate, made his fortune as an investment banker and later served 10 years as a senator from CT.
The former president, who served as a US naval aviator during World War Two, had attended his wife's funeral in Houston in a wheelchair and wore a pair of colorful socks festooned with books, in honor of his late wife's commitment to literacy.
In 1992, Bush lost his re-election bid to Clinton - whose aide coined the now famous slogan "It's the economy, stupid" - as eccentric third-party candidate Ross Perot syphoned off conservative votes.
"He loves A&M", said Warren Finch, director of the George H.W. Bush Library and Museum. They had been married for 73 years.
He enlisted on his 18th birthday and was the youngest pilot in the US Navy when he received his wings and went on to fly 58 combat missions.
His vice-president, Dan Quayle, said: "I have often told my children 'If you want a role model in your life - look to President George Herbert Walker Bush". She died at 92 in April 2018.
Even his most famous soundbite - "Read my lips: No new taxes", Bush had promised during his 1988 election campaign - came back to haunt him as the pledge was broken, prompting rebellion among the Republicans' conservative base and a haemorrhaging of the popular support he had enjoyed in the aftermath of the Gulf War.